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Trump succeeded in defeating both political parties, the media, political professionals, pollsters, academics, and the bureaucratic class

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

In the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump appealed to the importance of citizens and borders. In other words, Trump took his stand on behalf of the nation-state and citizenship against the idea of a homogeneous world-state populated by “universal persons.” In appealing directly to the people, Trump succeeded in defeating both political parties, the media, […]

The Muck-raker in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt on April 14, 1906 The Man with the Muck-rake In Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” you may recall the description of the Man with the Muck Rake, the man who could look no way but downward, with the muck rake in his hand; who was offered a celestial crown […]

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