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Category Archives: US 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

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

Remembering Mubarak: Tahrir, Zuccotti, & Future Democracy

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s departure. At the end of 2011, Time’s Person of the Year was “The Protester,” and the issue was wrapped in Tahrir Square. … Continue reading

2013-02-11 · 5 Comments

Squaring The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

“Democracy is the safest of all states.” Aristotle (Politics) Aristotle can be dismissed as a racist, misogynist, or xenophobe. He may be all those and a dry writer, but few … Continue reading

2013-02-09 · 6 Comments

Unriddling Lochner: Pound’s Legal Philosophy Explains a Ton of Anomaly

Jurisprudence (philosophy of law) sounds like quite an intimidating word; but, as Roscoe Pound ably demonstrates, knowing a bit about what law is and what law sets out to do … Continue reading

2013-01-26 · 5 Comments