Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged '#American' (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscious

conscious: 1a. Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence; sensations and thoughts. See synonym aware. b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: "The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered. 2. Capable of thought, will or perception; the development of conscious life on the planet. 3. Subjectively or felt;conscious remorse. 4. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #American Democracy #Arthur M.Schlesinger

"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution."  Arthur M Schlesinger 

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 9, 2017 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

#cyberpeacefare #American Politics #"The Soul of Politics"Jim Wallis

Excerpts:

"Mohandas K Gandhi warned against what he called the seven social sins: 1. politics without principle, 2. wealth without work, 3. commerce without morality, 4. pleasure without conscience, 5. education without character,6. science without humanity and 7. worship without sacrifice.

"We can find common ground only by moving to a higher ground. Constituency-based politics, with its factional interests, will not lead us to higher ground.  Politics has been reduced to the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on April 7, 2014 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

The American Dream/James Truslow Adams

"The American Dream .......has been a dream of being able to grow to the fullest development, as man and woman, unhampered by barriers which had been slowly erected in older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the single human being of any and every class.  And that dream has been realized more fully in actual life here than anywhere else, though very imperfectly even among ourselves" 

"Biggest Room in…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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