Retired mathematics professor Doug Mudar penned the above-named essay Monday on his blog “The Weekly Sift.” Its careful analysis reflects a well-ordered mind molded by the rigors of earning a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago. Mudar begins with a partial list of just a few of the many things that are concerning about the current regime. Continue reading How Democracies Die: Trump and American Democracy
German soldiers parading through Lübeck in the days leading up to World War I.
Here are a few more pieces warning us about our (quite possible) forthcoming doom.
In “Trump is an existential threat — but we can’t give in to pessimism,” Conor Lynch writes that “Donald Trump could fulfill all the most dire prophecies of 20th-century theory.” Continue reading Trump is an Existential Threat
Reading legitimate journalism every day leaves me feeling that we are indeed descending into totalitarianism. I don’t know enough about the powers pushing back against this assault on representative government and the rule of law to know if they can contain this threat. Continue reading 2018 is the year that will decide if Trumpocracy replaces American democracy
Here are just a few of the articles I’ve read in the last 24 hours about the threats to our democratic government which is slowly eroding and descending toward totalitarianism.
In “We’re rushing toward the breaking point” the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, one of the most honest and trusted journalists in Washington, points to a problem with media coverage of Trump, Continue reading “We’re rushing toward the breaking point” ~ E.J. Dionne
Every morning I get up hoping to do some philosophical work but I make the mistake, (or is it a mistake?) to read the headlines and op-eds in the New York Times and Washington Post. Continue reading What Happened to America?