A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Summary: It's another sign of America's decay. As adults, they are unlikely to change their values. Soon two generations of Americans won't value free speech . These young people are part of America, and eventually will be America. Let's fix this problem before it is too late. The Republic seems strong, rock-like, even eternal. But we … Continue reading A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Let’s act now so that America doesn’t end from this pitiful, even disgraceful, cause

Losing Faith in American democracy

Summary: What happens when people lose faith in their political regime? Yesterday's post gave us the Terrifying news about the state of the Republic: each generations of Americans has less faith in democracy than their parents. Today Foa and Mounk explain what happens next. We are locking ourselves into guaranteed failure: we don't work our political machinery, which … Continue reading Let’s act now so that America doesn’t end from this pitiful, even disgraceful, cause

America is at peak support for the US military. It’s crash will change much.

Summary: The US military is the sole remaining institution in America that retains the strong respect of the American people. But that might be fading fast, which could change the dynamics of US domestic politics and foreign policy in ways we can't imagine. The men who led us into the ill-fated War on Terror after … Continue reading America is at peak support for the US military. It’s crash will change much.

Trump’s win revealed the hollowness of US politics. Stronger leaders will exploit this.

Summary: Trump has proven himself a clown president, who intends to damage the government and refocus it on the needs of the 1%. But more importantly, he has shown the hollowness of America's political regime. Powerful people have taken notice, people with a greater appetite for power. If Trump can win the Presidency, then so can … Continue reading Trump’s win revealed the hollowness of US politics. Stronger leaders will exploit this.