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?

Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0

Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”

Writer’s Block

Published June 28, 2020 in Warp & Woof Writer’s Block Where Am I Going, Anyway? William Sundwick I can’t seem to focus these days. Is it Coronavirus quarantine fatigue? Or, is it a much deeper philosophical crisis? I must ask myself: what kept me going writing in Warp & Woof, for nearly three-and-a-half years, thatContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

Power of Denial

Published May 3, 2020 in Warp & Woof Power of Denial   William Sundwick   Under increasing pressure to deal with Tara Reade’s allegation of sexual assault, Joe Biden went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to reiterate his campaign’s official position – flat denial. “It never happened.” The campaign had already sent appeals to supporters toContinue reading “Power of Denial”

What Is Post-Postmodernism, Anyway?

Published January 9, 2020 in Warp & Woof What Is Post-Postmodernism, Anyway? Time for Something New William Sundwick Introduction: Postmodernism Those of us introduced to art and aesthetics through a mid-century lens thought all things modern were products of the twentieth century – especially, the early twentieth century. They included dadaism, surrealism, and theatre ofContinue reading “What Is Post-Postmodernism, Anyway?”

Warp & Woof, v.1.3

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.3 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.3”

2020 Campaign Notes

Published May 17, 2019 in Warp & Woof 2020 Campaign Notes Warp & Woof Has Opinions William Sundwick Twenty-two candidatesand counting*. That’s where we stand with Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. The first Democratic debate will occur late next month, and the bar for inclusion on the debate floor is low: either a 1% showingContinue reading “2020 Campaign Notes”

Warp & Woof, v.1.2

Published August 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.2 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.2”

Ramping Up

Published July 12, 2018 in Warp & Woof Ramping Up Summer Ground Game Coming William Sundwick Over the last few weeks I’ve been in a real funk over the daily outrage in the news cycle. I sometimes feel like my only solace is to unplug myself from the outside world. But, something inside me runsContinue reading “Ramping Up”

American Politics for the 21st Century

Published June 4, 2018 in Warp & Woof American Politics for the 21st Century Making the Old New Again William Sundwick Something has happened to the American political order in the last few years – both before and since the last Presidential election. Neither major political party is “your father’s” Democratic or Republican Party. PartisansContinue reading “American Politics for the 21st Century”