Power failure

Polity: A particular form of political system or government

…failure to act against aggressors only invites further aggression.

Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, “Power Failure”, WSJ, September 6-7, 2014.

Got junk in your drawers?

For those of you who are new to my ruminations my maternal grandparents lived in an old, two-story farmhouse out in the countryside of southwestern Michigan. And the door that served as its primary entry…

How democracies die

The following is a response to an abstract expertly written by my friend, Lynn Gerlach, of a book co-authored by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt entitled How Democracies Die. The abstract is an excellent read…

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