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A confluence of human error. Autonomous fiefdoms gone rogue? After all Lavrov and Kerry sat for hours, man to man, their capable staffs buzzing about, and banged out a mutually acceptable agreement.
Suspecting the Obama administration of intentional deception credits the about-face too much. No, the disconnect is too gaping. The strategic advantage, nonexistent.
Unless American agreement capability has been lifted from the purview of human agency altogether? Our titular leaders are glorified water carriers.
The rulers behind the rulers want to pore over every detail first. Just a high-placed spy reporting back to his foreign handler. Trump returns to the US with announced plans for a second summit in Washington.
Smoke billows from all corners at once. From all government and media organs the answer, with eerie simultaneity, is the same. The idea is dropped. Nothing more is heard. Instead they are reporting back like stenographers.
But to whom or what? Human passions no longer gurgle up and congeal into codified party platforms. America is being run more and more like an autistic top-down machine.
As we shall see, the two-party system is a stalking horse for corporatism which is a stalking horse for inverted totalitarianism. In a million subtle ways, people are being asked to stay out of the way, to be seen and not heard.
Political scientists attempt to plot the tumult across a bloodless spectrum. Someone or something has its thumb on the scale. The people rattle on about things. But to small effect. As though covering for the void, corporate media fills the air with frenetic sound and fury.
A new crisis hatches every day beneath the overarching anti-Trump theme. The Straussian myth-makers have settled, for this iteration, on a domestic foe. Centralized control has never been more consummate.
Yet everything, we are told, is spinning out of control.The “idea” or theory of liberalism evolves with logic and clarity: “The right replaces the good.
The intensity of moral approval that the ancients gave to the good, the moderns, following Hobbes, gave to the right, the right of the individual.
The term was exported to Europe and the United States as well. Some scholars have argued that the modern usage of “liberal” originated on the European continent before spreading to Britain. In this context, Pierre Manent's Intellectual History of Liberalism (a new translation of the French text of the same name) offers a timely and potentially valuable reexamination of the categories that have traditionally informed the liberal project.
Jun 12, · It is characterized by social liberalism, and combines ideas of civil liberty and equality with support for social justice and a mixed economy.
The term "modern liberalism" in this article refers only to the United States. History of modern liberalism in the United States.
Modern liberalism in the United States. LIO starts with the idea of complex interdependence, eg systems-as-networks.” Although I think both Saunders’s and Winecoff’s contributions fall short in the final analysis, the suggestion that realism’s contribution to international order has stronger merits than many seem to grant.
The immediate prospect, if progressivism succeeds, is the most despotic conservatism that ever appeared in history, because its premise is the absolute obliteration of the idea of another reality.