Tag Archives: democracy

US: How to Avoid Another 2020 Election

The U.S.’s embarrassing problems with something as basic as voter registration should serve as a wake-up call.

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Donald Trump: Dreaming of King James II’s Court in Exile?

Will the 45th U.S. President live out his remaining years in a comfortable palace, surrounded by fawning courtiers who pledge obedience to him as their rightful leader?

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The US and the Coddling of Donald Trump

Is this really the time to “humor” the outgoing U.S. President by allowing him slowly to come to terms with reality — like a little boy?

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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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US: A “Y2K” Election in 2020? Seriously

Not to make light of the epochal challenge to deny Donald Trump a second term, but U.S. society has successfully risen to doomsday challenges before.

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2020 and the Company US Voters Keep

Why collective responsibility is the essence of democratic politics.

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