Category Archives: Politics

‘Trump or Hitler’ part 2

I’ve been reading Volker Ullrich’s ‘Hitler: Ascent‘ and finding it quite illuminating. The point of this tongue-in-cheek series is to point out Trump’s authoritarian parallels…remember, Hitler rose to power legally, while continuing his attacks on order, truth and social norms. … Continue reading

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‘Trump or Hitler,’ new political parlor game

I’ve been reading Volker Ullrich’s ‘Hitler: Ascent‘ and finding it quite illuminating. And it has sparked an idea – a parlor game called “Trump or Hitler?” Ask these questions of your friends and neighbors. Sure to spark some lively discourse? … Continue reading

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The Fall of America, Part 2: How the Republicans Flim-flammed the American Electorate

Yes, this is a long post. But when you are trying to illustrate how a superpower can fall, it takes some words. In the last installment I discussed how the inevitable leveling of globalization started eroding the well-being of American … Continue reading

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The Fall of America Part One: Winds of Economic of Change

Series: The inevitable weakening of American economics, the disintegration of the American political system, and the rise of a global bureaucracy. In my Pat Hayden Jones universe, the Earth and its colonies are ruled by a bureaucracy. This structure, the … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Special Period and the “un” Triumph of the Revolution

Cuba’s Special Period and the “un” Triumph of the Revolution. A heartbreaking article by thirdeyemom. Can we PLEASE in my lifetime normalize relations with Cuba? One wonders what the point is now…

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