Given our current political climate, I realize that I took a relatively stable political system for granted most of my life. While the American government has always been characterized by corruption and immorality, I never feared it as I do now. Continue reading Trump is the American Nero
Looking around this week — in the media, among my friends, inside my own head — I observed that a lot of people are freaking out. Because Trump was acquitted, because he has started his revenge tour, because Republicans know he abused his power and don’t care, Continue reading How To Survive Trump
Ancient Egypt is a canonical example of an early culture considered a civilization.
My last post summarized Paul Rosenberg’s article, “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump.” Here are my thoughts on it. Continue reading The Fragility of Civilization
Paul Rosenberg recently wrote one of the most frightening articles about the political situation in the USA that I’ve read, “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump.” Its main theme is that “History shows how democracy can give way to “pathocracy” ruled by disordered individuals.” Continue reading “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump”
I’ve recently been avoiding political posts because the situation in the USA is so dire and depressing. Democracy and the rule of law are under assault as never before and the prospects for our becoming a truly authoritarian state are real, Continue reading How far will Republicans go to destroy democracy? And can they still be stopped?