[Bahauddin Foizee] Despite his attempts to reduce Chinese influence during the initial stage of his tenure, Sirisena had later realized that China has already established so deep influence in his country that he had little power to change this reality.
Peaceful Mobilization More Successful Than Violent Resistance
[Fotini Mastroianni] Major peace campaigns were more successful compared to violent resistance campaigns.
The Rise of the Middle in the Era of “Hybrid” Politics
[Daniel Wagner] Not so long ago, voting age Americans were either Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative, and a climate change denier or a bunny hugger. It was deemed safe to stake out a position at one end of the political spectrum or the other, under the assumption that most people were not “lost” somewhere … Continue reading The Rise of the Middle in the Era of “Hybrid” Politics
Had Enough of Our Broken Political System?
[Daniel Wagner] If you are like me, you have had enough of just about everything that America’s current political system represents, such as institutionalized and legalized corruption, nepotism, and ‘career’ politicians. Both the Democrats and Republicans are guilty of perpetuating a terribly broken system, and neither of them appear to be interested in changing the … Continue reading Had Enough of Our Broken Political System?
Don’t Count on History to Predict the Future
[Daniel Wagner] Pollsters, stock pickers, and political prognosticators have been spectacularly wrong in their predictions in the recent past—so frequently that doing so has become the norm. Their overreliance on historical performance to attempt to predict the future has often proven to be fallacious. Twenty years ago they might have been justified in presuming that … Continue reading Don’t Count on History to Predict the Future