All Blog Posts Tagged 'Lincoln' (4)

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"THE BALLOT IS STRONGER THAN THE BULLET." Abraham Lincoln

Need to vote for Democracy to work.  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 27, 2018 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Truth #Abraham Lincoln

"I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of a falsehood and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him."  Abraham Lincoln

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 2, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

#Cybepeacefare #Democracy #Abe Lincoln

"A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people." Abraham Lincoln

(This is especially true when the popular vote favors the sentiments of the majority of the people versus the electoral college, which in my opinion, favors a "rigged democratic system" ?  Any comments ?).

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

President Xi at the Lincoln Memorial: A Game Changer for China-U.S Relations?

More than 2000 years ago, in his classic text History of the Peloponnesian War, the Athenian historian Thucydides insightfully declared that interest, honor, and fear propel nations into destructive wars. As the interest-based approach in China-U.S. relations is threatened by rising trade protectionism, …

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

In Honduras, activists like Edwin Espinal are among the latest victims of a government whose level of corruption has made it incompatible with democratic development. A number of efforts are being made to combat this corruption, however, among them, surprisingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA efforts in this regard began in 2012, a year that turned out to be a spectacular failure for the DEA.

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