Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure, and freedom in the history of civilization.
In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick Deneen attributes to John Locke’s liberalism the purpose of emancipating individuals from every imaginable form of constraint. This undergirds Deneen’s thesis that liberalism promulgates false and self-defeating ideas about human nature, morality, and politics.
Twenty-five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat stood in front of Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden and shook hands to mark their signing of the Oslo Accords. This pact included handing part of Judea and Samaria to the control of Palestinian Arabs. A year later the Palestinian Authority was created as the controlling authority that still governs part of the so-called West Bank.
[Subscription Required] Germans are not renowned for their sense of humor, but this farce beats Monty Python. Imagine that President Trump had dismissed his FBI director by promoting him to undersecretary in the Justice Department, with a higher rank and salary.
Racial bias--explicit, implicit, conscious, or unconscious--in U.S. universities and colleges is not a new subject. Race relations have been a heated, controversial subject of research and discussion for decades.
Elizabeth Cobbs, Ph.D., author of “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers,” was the guest speaker Saturday, Sept. 15, at a luncheon hosted by the Robert Raines Chapter of the National Society-Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Trump administration in the United States, in withdrawing from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission last June, has given a signal to a South Asian nation – Sri Lanka – once during the previous Obama administration’s liberal-controlled state department headed by its secretary Hillary Clinton infringed in its sovereignty in hauling to UNHRC imposing global scrutiny on its execution of the ‘war on terror’: Continued membership in the UNHRC means abdicating a nation’s sovereignty.
In a recent letter to Jonás Fernández – a member of the European Parliament – European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi stated that “the ECB and the Eurosystem currently have no plans to issue a central bank digital currency.” Draghi clarified that he currently sees no “concrete need” to issue a digital currency.
Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ramping up their rhetoric and unifying around the idea that his accuser should testify — publicly or privately — by Monday.