Category US

The Whistleblower Scandal Makes America Sound Like Two Nations At War

Yeah, it’s pretty bad. While following the news about the current whistleblower scandal as it unfolds I can’t help but feel like I am watching the diplomatic breakdown between two different countries. Democrats and Republicans have such stark differences in their political statements on impeachment of the president that they sound like warring ethnic factions […]

Will The Aftermath Of The Mueller Report Implode The Democratic Party?

After examining the Mueller report, it is understandable that President Trump lied about a public relations strategy with Russian agents and the extent of the organization of the fruits of those efforts. Russians did conspire to influence the 2016 election and there was an agreement to work with one another, but not necessarily for the […]

America 2020: What Are We?

In the childhood of most millennials the year 2020 would foster wonderment about the future, a future that seemed consistent, pacing forward and bestowing upon the starry-eyed a sense that flying cars would dominate the world we would live in. At present, society has had many technological upgrades, the most revolutionizing for day-to-day life being […]

Is America At Risk Of Mirroring The Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s?

Since before his inauguration, President Trump has sought to invigorate his populist appeal by reinforcing mistrust in the mainstream media. By painting the journalistic and media sources of the academic elite as propaganda tools for the Left, he has been able to establish a deep wedge in the American population, separating people into factions that […]

What Will American Power Look Like In A Multipolar International System?

America’s preeminence on the world stage, its unipolar moment, is over and Washington must redefine its role in the world before emerging powers do it for us. The coming multipolar world will be one where power is balanced based on the supremacy of technology. Global security will be defined by whoever controls the marketization of […]

Part 2: Is There Any Relevance In The History Of The English Civil War To America’s Deep Political Divisions?

Was The 17th Century English Civil War A Prelude To America’s 21st Century Identity Crisis? Is There Any Relevance In The History Of The English Civil War To America’s Deep Political Divisions? Under the Trump presidency, modern American politics is ruled by Congressional paralysis and grave ideological differences between the Left and Right. The division […]

Part 1: Was The 17th Century English Civil War A Prelude To America’s 21st Century Identity Crisis?

What Was The English Civil War And Its Historical Effect On A Newly Independent United States? The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a religious and cultural battle over the institutional powers of the English monarchy and the succession of English leadership. It was an epic battle of politics and religion that helped shape the political […]

Is The Modern State Protecting Our Rights?

Rousseau’s Social Contract Theory And The Perils Between Law and Freedom In my last part on social contract theory, I will discuss aspects of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s (1712-1778) musings on modern man’s quest to balance the want of freedom with the need of community. Rousseau’s social contract design begins with the theme of alienation. He was […]

The Nature of the Nation-State is Changing: Is a Broken Social Contract to Blame?

When looking at current events it is impossible to ignore the multitude of succession and separatist movements happening across the globe. From the Kurds of Northern Iraq and to the Catalan people of Spain, both have declared independence and seek to operate as states separate from the government authority of Baghdad and Barcelona. Regional powers […]

Our Modern Social Contract Is In Crisis: What Would Thomas Hobbes Say?

World crises and diplomatic disputes define our current era, one where low impact warfare is used as a main tool to devise political strategy. Soft power politics of diplomatic entanglement are redefining the boundary line of national interests. Up and coming powers are uninterested in following the ideal of democratic norms and instead have found […]