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Category Archives: History

Trump To Sanders: Does the New US Political Spectrum Mean a Renaissance of Democracy?

Short answer is yes. Rather than a “crisis” of representative democracy as so many journalists and academics have contended since 2016, the recent opening up of the political spectrum in … Continue reading

2019-12-06 · Leave a comment

How We Will Come to Appreciate Donald Trump

Sometimes the sense of external oppression acts as a challenge and arouses intellectual energy and excites courage. – John Dewey The United States will experience a significant economic boom over the … Continue reading

2016-11-24 · Leave a comment

The Silver Lining: Twelve Gifts from Trump to Progressives

A shorter version appeared on openDemocracy here. Now that they have had some time to mourn, clamor, or lick their wounds, progressives should begin to see the silver lining from … Continue reading

2016-11-16 · Leave a comment

A European Europe?

[Also on SpeakOut 5 Feb, 2015] With the frenzy in Europe and parts of the United States, after the Pegida demonstrations and the Charlie Hebdo attacks, it is worth pausing to … Continue reading

2015-01-23 · Leave a comment

Why can’t they love our bombs?

In honor of Dr. King, I want to remind us of something he certainly would have. 2015 begins the 25th year of our bombing of Iraq–yes, 25–the 15th of our … Continue reading

2015-01-19 · Leave a comment

Plus ça change?

Can you guess which American party had this platform and when? The conditions which surround us best justify our cooperation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to … Continue reading

2014-10-19 · Leave a comment

The Mideastern Roots of Modern Democracy

[First appeared May 26th Daft Blogger. More on humility soon.] Is it possible that it was not the rediscovery of Greek thought that brought equality, human rights and democracy to … Continue reading

2013-09-08 · 1 Comment