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A report card for the Republic: are we still capable of self-government?

The salons of our Versailles-on-the-Potomac ring with gossip about the election.  Every day brings exciting news… about Michelle’s and Cindy’s dresses, changes in the lineups of each team’s gladiators, the daily score of money raised, and new fantasies about the “true” values and beliefs of each candidate. Listening to this bustle, I wonder if we remain capable of self-government?  Or, like the Romans of the …

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Some good news (one of the more important posts on this blog)

This blog discusses geo-politics, from an American’s perspective.  Today that means discussing threats and dangers, resulting largely from years of mismanaged public policy.  We need not fear the future, despite the tough times coming soon.  This remains a great nation, not because of our past but because of us and our polity.  We differ from almost every other nation.  …

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