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Tag Archives: Trump
What Laura Field does not know about Claremont, a response.
In her essay, What the hell happenned to Claremont Institute (https://thebulwark.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-claremont-institute/) Laura Field has done an excellent job analysing Kesler’s, Anton’s, and Ellmer’s writing. Her work though focuses on the symptoms and less on the causes because she did not … Continue reading
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Has Donald Trump’s Thabo Mbeki moment arrived?
Donald Trump comments about coronavirus have sowed doubt and confusion within the public. He has suggested that there are mild cases and that people could return to work in such a condition or recover from it without realising that they … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship Tagged coronavirus, covid-19, Trump 9 Comments
Trump and Judgement at Nuremberg
The film Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) is a powerful historical courtroom drama based loosely on the trial of the Nazi Judges. The film focuses on Spencer Tracy as Judge Dan Haywood a rock-ribbed Republican who, while not the first choice … Continue reading
Posted in Government Tagged Decent Politics, Mueller Report, Nuremberg, Trials, Trump Comments Off on Trump and Judgement at Nuremberg
Trump and Miller are too timid about immigration.
Dear Readers, I am honored to have a guest blog by the world famous scholar Joanne Swift. She has taken time out from her busy schedule to provide a short proposal on how Trump and Miller should deal with the … Continue reading
Posted in justice, statesmanship, transparency Tagged immigration, miller, NATO, Rule of law, Russia, Trump 4 Comments
“A horse was in sole occupation of a meadow. A stag having come and done much damage to the pasture, the horse, wishing to avenge himself on the stag, asked a man whether he could help him to punish the … Continue reading
February 12, 2017 Comments Off on An ancient fable to explain the 2016 election
Incest and tyranny, Trump fits a pattern
Incest is an abuse of power. The incest, though, is more than physical abuse as it can include emotional or psychological elements. From ancient times, incest was shunned for its effect on the family and more widely on society. For … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, philosophy, privacy, public opinion Tagged Aristotle, Athens, election 2016, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Trump, tyranny 1 Comment
Why Andrew Sullivan is wrong about America, Trump, and extreme democracy
In a provocative essay, Andrew Sullivan suggests America is an extreme democracy ripe for tyranny. America’s multiculturalism, sexual freedom, disrespect for any authority or expertise and intolerance of any inequality whether earned or natural characterise its extremism. These characteristics challenge … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship, surveillance Tagged andrew sullivan, Donald Trump, elections, extreme democracy, Hilary Clinton, Trump, tyranny 2 Comments
Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump?
Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump? In his dialogue De Re Publica (The Republic) Cicero wrote an eerily prescient description of the libertarian movement. In this passage, the character of Scipio quotes from … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Cicero, freedom, Philosophy, President of the United States, Putin, Trump, tyranny Comments Off on Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump?