Trumpism and the Philosophy of History


August 22, 2017 Trumpism and the Philosophy of History by Mark S. Weiner* https://www.project-syndicate.org *Mark S. Weiner is the author of The Rule of the Clan, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. In 2015, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Legal Philosophy of the University of Salzburg. Bannon … Continue reading

NY Times Frank Bruni: The Week Trump “Quit” for lacking in moral leadership


August 22, 2017 NY Times Frank Bruni: The Week Trump “Quit”for lacking in moral leadership http://www.nytimes.com As the worst week in a cursed presidency wound down, I spotted more and more forecasts that Donald Trump would resign, including from Tony Schwartz, who wrote “The Art of the Deal” for Trump and presumably understands his tortured … Continue reading

Trump’s White House and Thailand’s autocratic descent


August 22, 2017 Trump’s White House and Thailand’s autocratic descent by Matthew Phillips http://www.newmandala.org/trumps-white-house-thailands-autocratic-descent/ Header image: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meeting for talks with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha in Bangkok on 8 August 2017, via the US State Department on Flickr. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Bangkok as part of a tour … Continue reading

T K Chua’s Merdeka 2017 Musings


August 21, 2017 T K Chua’s Merdeka 2017 Musings http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com Sehati Sejiwa (One heart, One Spirit)–are we serious, Mr. Prime Minister? Someone narrated to me the Merdeka wishes he had read in a news portal recently – a nation staying together, united against corruption, people showing patriotism and leaders ever willing to sacrifice for the … Continue reading

Malaysia’s 2017 SEA Games Cock Up–Getting the Indonesian Flag Wrong


August 21, 2017 Malaysia’s 2017 SEA Games Cockup–Getting the Indonesian Flag by FA Abdul http://www.malaysiakini.com COMMENT| A young journalist working for a local media company, Wai Wai Hnin Pwint Phyu walked into the training room in the Pazundaung district of Yangon the other morning, feeling somewhat upset. The Cock Up. But the Magnanimous H.E. President … Continue reading