Center for Strategic Communication

Nativism on the March?

By Patricia H Kushlis Americans are facing one of the most difficult electoral choices since the founding of the Republic in 1789.  How is it possible to explain the Trump phenomenon even to ourselves let alone foreigners?  That was the primary question I was asked...

Reminders, and other signs

[ by Charles Cameron — the camps, theirs and ours, and nuking Mecca, with a pinch of Lynch ] . Here are the reminders.. ** These DoubleQuotes arose in the context of comments by Georgetown Syria specialist Marc Lynch, better known on the web as the blogger Abu...

The Freikorps Revival

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen”] One of the signs that the Westphalian state system was approaching its zenith was the gradual extinction of legal private warfare in Europe (and in America , east of the frontier). While this trend predated the French Revolution with...

Intellectuals and their Romance with Political Barbarism

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Martin Heidegger, Eric Hobsbawm and Ezra Pound A  meandering post inspired by Reason Magazine and Charles Cameron. Reason.com is best known for giving a scrappy libertarian take on current events, crime, technology and pop culture,...

A State Dept DoubleQuote

[ by Charles Cameron — countering violent extremism, or the State Department goes Godwin, plus beards, good and evil ] . Then & Now: Nazis – like #ISIS – murdered out of intolerance, hatred, zeal http://t.co/igYDgfzwUT #thinkagainturnaway...