COVID 19 is especially dangerous for people with pre-existing conditions. It also strikes countries with pre-existing bad governments with particular severity.
Trump’s Dangerous War on Science
In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?
Science and World Power
For centuries, scientific and technological prowess — or lack thereof — is what has separated global winners and losers.
What is the Real Base of US Global Power?
The U.S. is a global leader in a large measure because of its prowess in science and technology.
When Brezhnev Comes to America: Gerontocracy in Action
Today’s U.S. Republicans are the equivalent of the Brezhnev crew in the late-stage Soviet Union. It, too, fought very hard to uphold political ideas decades after they had passed their sell by date.
Coronavirus and Political Leadership: The US Gerontocracy in Action
The age structure of the U.S. political leadership cannot be described by any other word than as a gerontocracy. This conjures up images of the late-stage Soviet Union.
(In)Famous Western Alliances with the Soviet Union/Russia
Soviet Communists and the Nazis collaborated in the 1930s. Why on earth is Trump’s America now pursuing another shameful alliance with an utterly anti-liberal force?
After Gallagher: The Pentagon Faces a Big Purge
Trump clearly wants to set enlisted men against their commanders. He wants them loyal not to the Constitution, but to himself personally.
Poland’s Catholic Neo-Communists
PiS aims to create a repressive, homogeneous society not much different from the late unlamented Polish People’s Republic — albeit in the name of Jesus Christ, not Karl Marx.
How Trump(!) Could Save America
Imagine Trump gave a speech exposing all of his shenanigans as a shocking reality TV exercise – exposing the hollowness of the U.S. principle of checks and balances.