Tag Archives: Populism

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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Bay of Pigs for Trump

The departing administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower saddled the incoming administration of John F. Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs plot. Now the incoming administration of Donald Trump is being handed a fait accompli by the departing Barack Obama administration, … Continue reading

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Willy We Have Missed You

The death of William Wallace Lincoln on February 20, 1862 coincided with a fierce fight between private banking interests and those favoring Constitutional money. The death of “Willy” Lincoln at age 12 therefore symbolizes the birth of the “Federal” Reserve … Continue reading

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Populist Wild Persons Threaten Petty-Bourgeois

We are not exhausted. We are gaining strength. No longer can the rapier of Robert E. Lee fend off the battering ram of Sherman, from the south, and Grant, from the north. That is a rough quote from a book … Continue reading

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Obama at Columbia University, 1981

Gideon Welles was worried. The U.S. Navy Secretary wrote into his private diary on March 1, 1867, “To break down State independence and State rights… are great purposes with the Radical leaders. There is no doubt that the Government is … Continue reading

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