NOTE from the author: In response to the recent tragedy in Virginia, I posted the following simple sentiment on social media: For months, I’ve been watching in horror as authoritarians call people who disagree with them Nazis and advocate or at least threaten violence against them . Now, America openly has Nazis who not only […]
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To a first approximation, American political history before the 18th century is British political history. As most American schoolchildren know, in the 17th century, John Locke crystallized the idea that human law should reflect Natural Law, but the idea that Law must serve the well-being of the people on whom it is imposed goes back […]
It’s Not What You Believe. It’s How You Believe It George Orwell’s novel 1984 has been selling in large numbers to people scared of a lurch toward authoritarianism in the USA. I recently noted that both that book and Animal Farm were written not as a warning against a particular political ideology but against the […]
With his firing missiles into Syria, it took our new President about 76 days to start doing exactly what all the others do. I wonder if this one expects a different result? I approach the politics of life-and-death questions, such as intervention in Syria, with a thought experiment: I imagine looking in the eyes of […]
Authoritarians to the Right of Me Trump’s election caused a spike in sales of George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984 – apparently to people who believe that his becoming president may be a harbinger of an Orwellian dystopia across our country. Last year, my first book was published. It concerns why Americans have let the principles […]