Category Archives: Politics – General


Have written letters for others. Have written speeches for others. Have written articles for others. In most cases, under the originator’s direction and with the originator’s input, review and ultimate approval. Performing such functions when someone has confidence in a … Continue reading

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From Jack Gance, by Ward Just (1989), in which the protagonist discusses his theory of measuring the pulse of a nation: I had become interested in psephology in my freshman year. It was then an infant science, and not so … Continue reading

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Bought a used copy of The Insiders, a 1987 book by John Sawatsky, from a library bookstore. All about lobbyings of the day and prior. Read the credits: It is fitting that my first book on politics is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Good, Evil, Neither

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, comments as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): I have been reading on the debate as to whether human nature is good (Mencius), evil (Xunzi), or neither (Gaozi). Interestingly, Xunzi defines evil as self-interested, and … Continue reading

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Power, Not Religion II

With respect to the comments of Lorne in relation to democracy, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): I wonder if it isn’t a bit condescending to ask if the Islamic/Arab countries are “ready” for democracy? … Continue reading

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Political Pal

Discussing with a Member of Parliament why so many did not emphasize their education or intellect. Member of Parliament in question was a brilliant lawyer in a prestigious firm, prior to being elected. His point: I need to be liked … Continue reading

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