The Psychology behind Globalism, Nationalism & Political Tribalism – Jonathan Haidt | Intelligence²

Jonathan Haidt speaking at Intelligence² event “The Rise of Populism and the Backlash against the Elites.”  Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Continue reading The Psychology behind Globalism, Nationalism & Political Tribalism – Jonathan Haidt | Intelligence²

The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

U.S. conservative movement in its early history did not even like the Republican Party. “…if you read David Brooks’s columns, what he espouses could be called conservative but is certainly very different than what William F. Buckley has espoused. And Buckley has written that if the Republicans want to be a governing party they need Continue reading The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

Republican and Progressive Pioneer: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Political Thought and his influence on President Woodrow Wilson

Giuseppe Mazzini was a uniquely influential figure and revolutionary in the line of Republican tradition. The Pillar of American Thought – Republicanism, a Way of Life Republicanism during the Enlightenment period was a global revolutionary phenomena throughout France, Spain, China, England, Ireland, Latin America, etc., hence, a tradition (the over-arching philosophy) in and of itself Continue reading Republican and Progressive Pioneer: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Political Thought and his influence on President Woodrow Wilson

How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party won Germany and Tactics used to Censor Press in a Totalitarian State, William L. Shirer

“No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler. The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it.” (William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) German Army Continue reading How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party won Germany and Tactics used to Censor Press in a Totalitarian State, William L. Shirer

Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

In a return to a state of political apathy I read A Rant on Classics and Politics from a classicist. Chi K’ang Tzu asked Confucius about government. The Master replied, “If you desire what is good, the people will be good. The character of a ruler is like wind and that of the people is like grass. Continue reading Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

Blavatsky interest in Italian Politics, and the Carbonari It is not enough to study history, but to make history, and the movers of history is a function we take interest in. The subject of the relation between Secret Societies, Politics and Theosophy is a fascinating side of history, and the thing is, while we are Continue reading H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

The Sophistry of the Anti-Nationalist | Progressives and Liberals versus Nationalism?

The attempts to redefine and demonize nationalism is largely an incoherent reaction to the identitarian and “new right” fervor of race realists and self-describing “ethno-nationalists.” As I’ve argued, even the nineteenth-century Theosophists were not anti-nationalist in the sense, when the contemporary offers fallacious arguments on why national sovereignty, or the nation-state concept is the root Continue reading The Sophistry of the Anti-Nationalist | Progressives and Liberals versus Nationalism?

Why Trump Is Not a Fascist: A Conversation with Vivek Chibber and Achin Vanaik

A great conversation with reflection Achin Vanaik (“The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism”) and Vivek Chibber (“Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital”) discuss new forms of authoritarianism and nationalism in the age of Modi, Putin, Erdogan, and Trump. The discussion was moderated by Amber A’Lee Frost (“Current Affairs” and “Chapo Trap House”) at Verso Books Continue reading Why Trump Is Not a Fascist: A Conversation with Vivek Chibber and Achin Vanaik

Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

“Unlike today’s liberals who quote his magnum opus, Wood does not think that America can return to its republican roots. He may be crying over spilled milk, but he has the fortitude to admit it.” HAYWARD, THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM OF GORDON WOOD So must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, we are Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics

28 year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 4th ranking and established House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York House Democratic primary last week, saying that leftist policies can win elections. First-term Illinois’s Democratic senator, Tammy Duckworth disagreed, arguing that, while it may be the future of the Bronx, running on policies too far to the left Continue reading Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics