As I take up invitations around the country to discuss the Blue Republican idea, I am learning a great deal about how our minds are opened and even changed when it comes to politics. In a slight departure from my usual topics, I offer the following in the hope that other engaged citizens may find […]
Articles by Robin Koerner
A collection of articles written by Robin Koerner that pertain to Liberty, the Art of Political Persuasion, psychology, culture and issues of the day that concern us all.
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Some see conspiracy. I don’t. I see the expected reaction to a paradigm shift — a complete change in the concepts we use to make sense of our politics and culture. An excellent illustration of the power of a “paradigm” is the Perceptions of Incongruity experiment that was conducted at Harvard in 1949. In this […]
At many times in the history of the Anglo people, the abuses of liberty by Power (capitalized to indicate the official power of the centralized State and those close to it) have produced such resistance by enough normal men and women who felt their lives directly changed by those abuses, that real political change of […]
Ernest Renan, a nineteenth-century French philosopher, noted, “Getting its history wrong is part of being a nation.” This truth has profound implications, chief among which is that the cultural and political trajectory of a nation is determined not only by its past, but also – and to a greater extent – by the stories it […]
The American Liberty movement is no longer nascent. Its mainstreaming is under way, as evidenced by this article in the New York Times — the paper that (almost) defines the American mainstream — about the impact of liberty-focused activists on the (“mainstream”) Republican party, as reflected at CPAC last week. Both culturally and politically, libertarianism […]