Moderation After a Divisive Election: Lessons from Britain´s 18th Century

During the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714), Britain was as divided along partisan cultural lines as the United States is today. That history offers hope to Americans.

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Kamala Harris and the Evolution of the Birds: Worldwide Lessons

How evolution over millions of years has created sovereign female birds and equally sovereign human females.

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Virility as Political Asset? Trump as a Huckster and Hustler

To explain how Trump almost pulled off his reelection requires a deep dive into the less familiar buildings blocks of American culture.

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I Want My American Dream Back

Never has it occurred that one man, in four short years, would nearly shatter everything that the US stood for.

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Trump’s Crossing the Rubicon

When faced with his own Rubicon moment, will Trump provoke a crisis or will he stand down?

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Donald Trump, Not Your Grandfather’s Caesar: The Big Differences

Julius Caesar’s and Donald Trump’s outsized ambition and lack of scruples turned them into dangers to republican values and institutions. But how were they different?

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Trump and Caesar: Two Men Above the Law

In their ruthless pursuit of power and self-aggrandizement, both Caesar and Trump run roughshod over laws and norms.

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Donald Trump as Julius Caesar: The Curtain Raiser

Why Donald Trump resembles Julius Caesar more than does Obama or practically any other figure in recent history.

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Goodbye, Right-Wing Populism

A Trump defeat signals the beginning of the end of nationalist populist politics worldwide.

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Who Needs to Be President to Dominate the US Political Debate?

No rejoicing for the Democrats: Even after a sound defeat, Donald Trump will not go away. In fact, he will immediately launch his 2024 campaign.

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