Nations always compete with one another. But, their goals need not involve wars — welcome to the new world of trade competition, the new geopolitics!
Category Archives: Past
In Defense of Intersectionality
Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw more than 30 years ago, deserves better than it’s gotten at the hands of people like Ben Shapiro
Compromise, not Consensus
Both Lee Drutman of New America and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia have invested much of their career in the mechanics of electoral reform — RCV and PR, independent redistricting commissions, and the like – what will it take to move the ball forward?
Internal Contradiction of Liberalism
Under attack from both Left and Right, liberalism today seems truly endangered, should it be?
From the high school “cool kids” to the various types of modern “polis,” to use Aristotle’s language, there have always been elites, who we perceive as controlling our lives.
Does Democracy Have a Future in America?
Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?
One Year Anniversary: Tara Reade
Remember Tara Reade? Few of us do, was justice served? One year reminder here …
Tired of Polarization? Go Multi-Party!
The United States will never be Denmark, but Danes are happy with their multi-party democracy. What are the prospects for proportional representation in America?
The New Geopolitics: Class, Capital, Nationalism
Ever since the first nation-states, there has been geopolitics, today competition between “great powers” is complicated by the multinational aspects of capital, confronting new nationalism.
Wonders of the Middle Class
Why do we all consider ourselves to be part of the “middle class”? Does inequality serve a psychic purpose for us? Yes, says author, as long as we live in a world that is ultimately a zero-sum game, and all sustainable economic models say that is exactly where we live.