According to the commander-in-chief: “as long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve.” Is this encouraging? Or megalomania?
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”