Saddle Up – It’s Only Going to Get Worse in World Politics

Dominating American headlines is the government shutdown and the looming default.  The American public is not pleased; yet strong forces keep this otherwise pointless fight going.  Much of it concerns attitudes towards leadership, government, and the power of the state, and is well reflected in the predictions of generational theory.  Other parts, however, are about … Continue reading Saddle Up – It’s Only Going to Get Worse in World Politics

The Imperial Presidency Takes a Step Back (Or, why America’s finally rolling back to life before 9/11)

President Obama has done the unthinkable - he's asked Congress for permission.  Never mind that he didn't much bother for Libya, or continues to not much bother for the extensive drone war in Yemen, or will he much bother any other time should America's interests be threatened by some kind of hair-trigger, do-or-die crisis.  This … Continue reading The Imperial Presidency Takes a Step Back (Or, why America’s finally rolling back to life before 9/11)