25 07, 2019

Freud, Woodstock, and Crowd Behavior

By |2019-08-08T14:38:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Theory|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

19 06, 2019

Finding Truth: Thinking Critically Through the Campaigns

By |2019-07-11T14:27:10+00:00June 19th, 2019|Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Knowing whether our beliefs are true or false is a question of the greatest difficulty—in democratic elections it can mean the difference between war and peace. Here is a theory of truth, along with eight concrete and practical ways to cut through the bullshit and understand political language better.

23 05, 2019

Three Fundamental Principles in Trump’s American Foreign Policy

By |2019-06-19T16:22:42+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Practice, Theory|0 Comments

Trump’s principles have reshaped the American foreign policy matrix. However, the foreign policy focus of US presidents in their first terms is not always the foreign policy focus at the end of their second terms.

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