Criticism notwithstanding, behaviorism can be interpreted to supply a cautious optimism about changing one’s current state of affairs. But optimistic outlooks can be fickle.
It’s official. Continue reading “Epilogue to Obama”
Welcome to 2017. Continue reading “2017: Old Year’s Night & a Year of Absit Omen”
Despite what I’ve already said, in this final post analyzing Trump I’d like suggest the possibility of a simpler and more nefarious possibility Continue reading “Trump, Part 4: Analysand”
A list of criteria may not be enough for some people. Some are not big on analytical definitions. Maybe you’re some sort of Heideggerian and I need to enter your welt, and only by “doing” can we “be”. Or maybe you’re a dogmatic empiricist and you require falsifiable predictions. Either way, fret not, Robert Paxton breaks fascism down into several stages of activity that will unfold Continue reading “Trump, Part 3: Fascist whelp”
A lot of ink has been spilt on the issue of whether Trump is a fascist, mainly for two reasons. Continue reading “Trump, Part 2: Ur-fascist”
Let’s tackle that juiciest of cocktail party conversation topics: Continue reading “Trump, Part 1: Manqué Jughashvili”
While his former GOP rivals kowtowed, Trump’s band played Eminence Front. This is either a considerable Freudian slip or Continue reading “RNC Day 3: Lift not the painted veil”