Hegemonic Abdication Theory

(Image Source: https://www.h-schmidt.net/map/) Steve Saideman recently wrote a blog post about “Hegemonic Abdication Theory.”  Driven to exasperation about the latest news on the gutting of the State Department, Saideman writes: “Looks like we need to develop some new theory as Trump/Tillerson/Kushner/etc are now doing something that might unprecedented: simply giving up a country’s position as the main […]

Not 2 Legit 2 Quit

Shortly after Donald Trump’s election, John Lewis the Civil Rights hero and Congressman from Georgia remarked that “I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate President.”  His comment was mostly due to the notion that Russian interference threw the election to Trump.  I had my own take on Trump’s (ill)legitimacy right after the election here, […]