The TV Character “Donald Trump”

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the United States is once again seeing that electing a narcissistic, racist, reality tv star as President was not ideal.  Every day of this crisis a new story comes out showing how unprepared the administration was for this pandemic even though they had ample warning this was coming […]

Chinese Hegemony? Probably Not part 2

I was going to write a post about how although American hegemony is not great for the world Chinese hegemony would be much worse and riffing off the recent imbroglio between the CCP and the NBA.  However, I just finished reading Michael Beckley’s new book Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower and it […]

Why is Duterte so popular?

My wife was born and raised in the Philippines and on occasion we like to commiserate on the terrible Presidents of our respective countries of birth.  I have written a lot trying to explain the horribleness of Donald Trump.  I understand the appeal of Trump because he is one of the quintessential American archetypes – […]

Anarchism in a small liberal arts college

Recently I had the pleasure of teaching a section of one of our Honors classes at my university.  This particular class is broken up into four sections with a different instructor assigned to each section.  We are given total freedom to design our topic for our section and for mostly personal reasons I chose – […]