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

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"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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Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, with Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.

Global Ethics Weekly: Foreign Policy & the 2020 Democratic Candidates, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Will Joe Biden's "restorationist" foreign policy resonate with voters? What would a "progressive" approach to international relations look like for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders? What role will foreign policy play in the 2020 Election? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these questions and more as he and host Alex Woodson discuss a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

The Crack-Up: A Hundred Years of Student Protests in China, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In the latest "Crack-Up" podcast, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses the rich history of Chinese student protests. From the May Fourth movement in 1919 to Tiananmen Square in 1989 to today's mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, what are the threads that tie these moments together? Don't miss this fascinating talk, which also touches on Woodrow Wilson, the Russian Revolution, and a young Mao Zedong.

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