Ukraine: Facts and Disinformation

I’m reading Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa–well, that was his title when he was head of the Romanian Secret Police behind the Iron Curtain. Now he’s an American, and in protective custody. His first book, Red Horizons, is believed to have been instrumental in the defeat of the Soviet Union. Really, Time magazine showed…

A Response to NRSC (Republicans) Contribution Request

As you know, if I had to run for office, I would run as a Republican. This is because I affiliate with the general structure that comes with the “compassionate conservative” connotations, over other ideologies (I.e., progressive, libertarian, neo-liberal).  As I am becoming a PhD in American Politics, however, I constantly see conundrums between me as a Republican…

“Course Pack” for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Course

If I were Teaching a Course on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, I would use the open resources on this blog for “supplemental reading.” An integrated study of philosophy, politics, and economics is often complex, and my posts are designed to breakdown conceptualizations in the literature for the benefit of the reader. Today, a great river divides the mountains of…

Senate “Talk” in 1778!

I’ve been reading a lot about the Senate lately. I find reading about the Senate in 1778 to be so different… The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Volume 2 Congress.–Franklin’s Commission and Instructions. October 21, 1778. The committee appointed to prepare a letter of credence notifying to his most Christian majesty the appointment…

On a “republican” Limb: Tree Estimated at 3,000 Years Old

Interlude: Perspectives matter. Most American political scientists look at the representative government and pay special attention to the liberal society. In short, in representative democracy, (1) progressives fortify capitalism for the least advantaged and (2) conservatives fortify capitalism by limiting governmental interference into capital markets, which includes taxation. I have climbed up the old tree called “republicanism,”…