Category Archives: strategy

What the history of coups tells us about Trump’s refusal to concede

Federico Finchelstein of the Washington Post – Historically across Latin America, when constitutionally elected leaders were denied their legitimate mandate, there was just one word for it: coup. Just think of the emblematic cases of Salvador Allende in Chile (1973) … Continue reading

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When June Jordan and Buckminster Fuller Tried to Redesign Harlem

 Claire Schwartz in the New Yorker Magazine – In July of 1964, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Thomas Gilligan, a white off‐duty police officer, shot and killed James Powell, a Black teen-ager. Uprisings erupted in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, … Continue reading

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Do we now know exactly how Donald Trump is going to try to get reelected?

Chris Cillizza of CNN – During Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump’s campaign launched a seven-figure national ad buy — a 30-second commercial touting his first-term accomplishments on terrorism, the economy and immigration. But … Continue reading

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Trump campaign sees political advantage in a divisive appeal to working-class white voters

Toluse Olorunnipa and Ashley Parker in the Washington Post – President Trump surprised his own campaign when he called out four minority congresswomen with a racist go-back-to-your-country taunt, leaving top aides initially unsure of how to respond. But in the … Continue reading

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Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

(When this article was published in Rasmussen Reports on May 25, 2018, the Singapore summit had been cancelled. A less bellicose U.S. scrambled to reschedule the summit. It worked but serves as a lesson that rude verbal attacks can lead … Continue reading

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