An Emergent Cosmopolis

It is at this point that we turn to the question of what fundamental institutional changes are taking place both at the global and US regional levels, since President Trump's foundational stance will engage with such issues. For this we turn to six articles:

  1. Richard Fernandez, "The Media Are Missing the Biggest Story Since the Fall of the Soviet Union" (Belmont, PJ Media, November 17, 2019, where he poses the question: "Something strange is upending the world . . ."
  2. Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society's 2019 National Lawyers Convention, November 15, 2019
  3. Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for
    Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, November 24, 2019
  4. David P. Goldman, A National Nightmare: Andrew McCarthy Exposes the Plot Against the President, November 25, 2019
  5. Victor Davis Hanson, "Ten Reasons Why Impeachment Is Illegitimate" (National Review, November 12, 2019)
  6. Victor Davis Hanson, "The Wages of Trump Fixation" (American Greatness, November 17, 2019)

The first lays down the key question in the context of multiple ongoing protests erupting around the world; the second suggests key ongoing shifts in the institutional framework involving the three branches of the American federal government; the third considers the founder's belief that only a moral society grounded in Christianity could maintain the Republic they had created; the fourth describes the nature of the plot against President Trump; the fifth considers the current coup playing out in the House, and finally Hanan's response to Max Boot's criticisms of his "ten reasons." Taken together they provide an initial snapshot of current fundamental institutional changes that in effect create the existential context that circumscribes President Trump.

A Case for Trump

At the Edge of Distorder

This is group bias in action,

and hence has its own corrective mode over the short to middle term. But we are concerned with a far deeper cause of decline to which there is no inbuilt corrective mechanism: common sense bias leading to long term decline and eventual collapse into a Tower of Babel. The latter not the former is very much our concern.

Educational Projects: Foundations: Donald Trump II

October 23, 2019

Historical Background Material III

Four videos raising questions that are important when it comes to understanding the foundational stances of Prager, Peterson, and Trump.

Why "Islam IS RIGHT About Women" is Causing "Confusion & Anger"

October 9, 2019

Historical Background I

A first step in understanding some of the historical context within which President Trump operates

A dialogue between Jordan Peterson and Camille Paglia on modern times.

October 16, 2019

Historical Background Material II.

These videos are used to expand participants understanding of some of the key issues of our day.

Death of al-Baghdadi

How Mainlanders Suffer Abroad

What is it like to be beyond good and evil?

Pareto Distributions

October 30, 2019

Historical Context IV

This week we continue to expand our knowledge of the key global players as well as hints as to their foundational stance as occupying a position on the dialectical continuum between life-affirming and death-embracing generative principles.

The single most important question society and individuals have to answer: how to make good people?

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Left Over Women and the Gigolos that Love Them

Antifa and the end game: China's cultural revolution, the rise of Generation Zen, and the concept of Baizou.

November 6, 2019

Historical Background V

In this session we dealt with the more immediate context within which President Trump' position can be understood: the prior Obama/Clinton presidency and a classical scholar's who makes a case for trump. The two videos plus commentary are given below.

Preparing for population decline?

The Horrible Truth About Barack Obama's Presidency

End of the Crypto-German Empire

and Old World Order