Binocular vision on the Trump phenom

[ by Charles Cameron — why the support, why the avoidance ] . I thought it would be interesting to juxtapose these two quotes about Donald Trump. One comes from my friend Timothy Burke of Swarthmore and the Easily Distracted blog (upper panel, below) — Tim describes himself as holding generally left or progressive views, […] Read more »

A brief Trump policy statement & book-length question in response

[ by Charles Cameron — also a tweet asking for a DoubleQuote & getting one ] . As so often, Part I of this post is a somewhat playful teaser for Part II, which is where my real interest is to be found. Part I, then, is about someone inquiring about two tweets Donald Trump […] Read more »

Nativism on the March?

Has the pendulum swung away from the global spread of democracy which characterized Europe and elsewhere after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 until the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 and the subsequent rise and fall of the Arab Spring? The forces of reaction are powerful draws in times of turbulence and disruption - draws that we too often forget. Read more »