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The Dreaded Populism

Like Mattias Tannhauser at the siege of Malta, President Trump is besieged on all sides. Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump is likely to be snubbed by the high society of Washington, DC. And so too was Mary Lincoln snubbed while … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Berkeley Riot

The puzzle pieces of the February 1, 2017 Berkeley riot are almost mathematical. We know that about 150 outside agitators suddenly arrived and disrupted a peaceful protest. But what was the organizing force behind the 150 goons? That we don’t … Continue reading

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Let The Squabbles Begin

Besieged on all sides like at the 1565 siege of Malta, Donald Trump surpassed odds and fended off the attackers. Now that the siege is ending and Mr. Trump is settling in as president, the normal phase of petty inter-party … Continue reading

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The Siege Of Malta Scale

On the Siege of Malta scale, with 1 being minor and 10 being Siege of Malta, I put recent uproar about a temporary ban on immigrants from certain countries at a low-alarm 1. Thus reads the description for my latest … Continue reading

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Atavism In Action

Atavism lurks within both “left” and “right”. The meritocracy has become an inbred aristocracy where “refined” atavism is displayed in the February 2017 issue of Harper’s magazine. Atavistic yearnings have even allowed torture into the discussion. Torture along with blood … Continue reading

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Weak Tsar, Strong Tsar

“Anna Anderson” (Anastasia Romanov) perceived how Russia alternates between a weak tsar and a strong tsar. So does the United States alternate between Democrat and Republican. Tsar Alexander, a strong tsar, helped Abraham Lincoln preserve the Union. Strong Tsar Donald … Continue reading

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Soros Funds Women’s March

The January 21st Women’s March was largely funded by Billionaire George Soros, it is being reported. Is Soros liable for any damage incidental to the march? Why did military officers briefly appear behind Donald Trump during his January 20th inauguration … Continue reading

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