Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'Democracy' (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Politics #Will Durant

"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."  Will Durant

The Carnegie International Student Essay Contest, 2018, "Is it important to live in a Democracy ?"

Comment:  Seems to me the 5th Cyber Domain is taking over/fueling National/"fake news"/political paid propa…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 12, 2019 at 2:36pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Our Damaged Democracy #Joseph A. Califano Jr.

"Our democracy is damaged. We all know it.  Every measure of our people reveals their perilously low confidence in the potential of the presidency, Congress,and the courts to stem the damage to our democracy and repair it. 

But we can do it. First we must recognize that while we do have foreign enemies and adversaries, the greatest threats to our way of life come from within our nation."…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 8, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #World Affairs/Democracy #Ralph Barton Perry Quote

"Applied to world affairs, democracy means that the aggregate of mankind shall be so organized as to create for each man the maximum opportunity of growth in accordance with the dictates of his own genius and aspiration. It does not prescribe how any group of men shall exist except that they shall contribute by self restraint and by cooperation to the lives of other men." 

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 30, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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The Crack-Up: The 1919 Elaine Massacre & the Struggle to Remember, with Nan Woodruff

The massacre in rural Elaine, Arkansas was one of the most violent episodes of 1919's Red Summer of racist confrontations, but it also remains one of the least-known. In this talk with historian Ted Widmer, Penn State's Professor Nan Woodruff explains the causes and how it fits in to the post-World War I context. Why are people still reluctant to speak about this massacre? How should we remember this dark chapter in American history?

The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?

A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

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