Summary: New media mark the chapters in the history of politics. Newspaper, radio, TV, and now social media -- each generation of media transformed politics. Those who mastered the new media thrived; those that didn't, failed. Here Stratfor brings in experts to discuss the Arab Spring, Campaign 2016, and what happens next. The Next Front … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the power of social media to tilt politics
Summary: Here anthropologist Maximilian Forte announces the death of liberalism. Hillary's defeat, despite its massive financing and support by America's major institutions, was a sign. The ineffective street festivals of Occupy Wall Street and the Women's March are signs. The lack of meaningful response to the revelations about NSA surveillance is a sign, as was … Continue reading An anthropologist announces the death of liberalism
Summary: The results of the election are in! The Republic lost, with a new President who got second place in the public vote. Then came a barrage of lies about the simple facts of the election, propaganda which our institutions seem unable to fight. Can we reform the Electoral College before 2020? That will show if the … Continue reading Who won the election? Were the polls accurate? What lessons learned?
Summary: Why did Hillary flop in the Electoral College? Liberals search frantically for explanations. A previous post discussed the failure of Clinton's fear campaign and the public's dislike of her social justice warriors. Here we look at another cause: her advertising. Liberals continue to ask themselves who is responsible for Clinton's defeat. Most reply "not … Continue reading Clinton’s ads show her weak strategy: purely tribal, no content
Summary: Political gurus gush forth with explanations for Trump's victory in the Electoral College (although more Americans voted for Clinton). They discuss arcane strategy, the effect of the media, personalities, and scores of other things (mostly trivial). But there are two elephants in the room. First, Clinton relied on the politics of fear, which surprisingly … Continue reading Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors