Jason Willick: The Danger of President Obama’s Farewell Address – The American Interest

Why does it matter that President Obama’s defense of open government was framed as an attack on the GOP and couched within a campaign-style celebration of the achievements of the Democratic Party? Because while normal political conflicts within our democratic system—conflicts over guns, healthcare, or abortion—can be won by partisan base mobilization, fights as fundamental as the… Continue reading Jason Willick: The Danger of President Obama’s Farewell Address – The American Interest

Alex Ross: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming – The New Yorker

At some point over the summer, it struck me that the greater part of the media wanted Trump to be elected, consciously or unconsciously. He would be more “interesting” than Hillary Clinton; he would “pop.” That suspicion was confirmed the other day, when a CNN executive, boasting of his network’s billion-dollar profit in 2016, spoke of “a general… Continue reading Alex Ross: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming – The New Yorker

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World – BuzzFeed News

Questioner: What do you think is the major threat today, to the Judeo-Christian Civilization? Secularism, or the Muslim world? In my humble opinion, they’re just trying to defend themselves from our cultural invasion. Thank you. [Question restated by Harnwell] Bannon: It’s a great question. I certainly think secularism has sapped the strength of the Judeo-Christian… Continue reading This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World – BuzzFeed News

Francis Fukuyama: US against the world? Trump’s America and the new global order – Financial Times

[T]he broader failure of the left was the same one made in the lead-up to 1914 and the Great war, when, in the apt phrase of the British-Czech philosopher, Ernest Gellner, a letter sent to a mailbox marked “class” was mistakenly delivered to one marked “nation.” Nation almost always trumps class because it is able… Continue reading Francis Fukuyama: US against the world? Trump’s America and the new global order – Financial Times