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re: UGA professor Cas Mudde's progress toward a better definition of "populist" - Doc Fenton
True, but you could also say that's what made Berlusconi's brand of populism work for a while in Italy....
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re: UGA professor Cas Mudde's progress toward a better definition of "populist" - Doc Fenton
Maybe. I think Mudde was probably struggling to come up with a way to distinguish the two, and came up with saying that Berlusconi "was more ideologically moderate than Trump." But that doesn't make much sense in the context of Trump actually being a moderate on the American spectrum. I think a b...
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UGA professor Cas Mudde's progress toward a better definition of "populist" - Doc Fenton
Uri Friedman posted a really good piece, "[link=(https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/02/what-is-populist-trump/516525)]What Is a Populist?[/link]" at [i]The Atlantic[/i] today, based on his interviews with Cas Mudde, a professor at the University of Georgia and the co-author of [i...
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re: Obama is absolutely ecstatic that he's finally out of office - Doc Fenton
Should he invite Kerry? [img]https://andelino.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/john-kerry-01.jpg[/img] [b]EDIT:[/b] Seriously, though, it's easy to crack jokes here and criticize his likely future plans, but I was genuinely happy for my boy Dubya when he was able to GTFO of DC in '09, so I should...
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re: Globalism,in a nutshell - Doc Fenton
A lot of it is economic and technological in nature. The economy today is so much more intensely competitive than anything previous generations had to face. In the 19th century, you had stories like Abraham Lincoln becoming a self-educated lawyer being common. But somewhere along the line, societ...
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re: Putin tried to assassinate Montenegro's prime minister and overthrow government - Doc Fenton
[quote]Why should Western Europe control countries that have historically been under Russian control? Of course Russia is pissed by this.[/quote] That's a messed up way of thinking. The proper question is: Why should we allow nations who want to normalize and break away from Putin's international...
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re: Putin tried to assassinate Montenegro's prime minister and overthrow government - Doc Fenton
Whitehall is just confirming what everyone already knew about the events of last October. As for the responses in this thread, it's sad that so many ignorant people have allowed themselves to be duped into common, populist, low-IQ anti-American propaganda. You get the impression that most people ...
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re: China and Trump: The Political Contradictions of Global Capitalism - Doc Fenton
Yes. In a general sense, both sides want it, so it should prevail. Emotions can flare up over tangential issues, but I tend to be optimistic about this, because the key to success is simple--convince China's leaders to believe what is actually true (i.e., that their ultimate success is more tied to ...
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re: China and Trump: The Political Contradictions of Global Capitalism - Doc Fenton
[quote]Have you read Piketty's book?[/quote] I haven't. [quote]He seems to imply that liberal notions appeared as if by chance in capitalist systems, which is fairly dishonest in my view.[/quote] I would probably tend to agree. I will say that the article does touch on a very important t...
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re: China and Trump: The Political Contradictions of Global Capitalism - Doc Fenton
[quote]The simplistic notion that Trumpism represents a return to protectionism and national trade rivalries conceals the real inner contradictions of global capitalism that are bringing the 21st-century world order to the breaking point. The system faces a structural crisis of extreme inequality an...
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re: Video of basketball player dancing split along racial lines - Doc Fenton
[quote]part of it has to do with how different black generations are from each other[/quote] By the way, I want to emphasize that I think that this is only part of the explanation. As a conservative, it's the one I tend to think about first. However, there is also the common liberal explanation--...
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re: Video of basketball player dancing split along racial lines - Doc Fenton
[quote]My question is why?[/quote] An important question, but also a very open-ended one. [quote]And are these views on taunting a microcosm of the psyche of black and white people as a whole?[/quote] I would definitely say yes. Although the lines have been converging and blurring for decad...
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re: Video of basketball player dancing split along racial lines - Doc Fenton
[quote]taunting[/quote] [quote]why would something like this be split along racial lines?[/quote] Seriously? If you don't recognize the huge chasm in the way black culture and white culture views taunting, then you must be living under a rock. I would go so far to argue that it may be THE most...
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re: Tillerson's aides are leaking to Politico - Doc Fenton
[quote]Tillerson, meanwhile, is privately expressing his own dissatisfaction[/quote] In other words, getting his story out to the press by telling his aides to leak news....
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re: Goldman fires 600 traders; replaces them with 2 traders/200 computer programmers - Doc Fenton
Bloomberg: "[link=(https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/goldman-sachs-said-to-deny-bonuses-for-100-investment-bankers)]Goldman Sachs Denies Bonuses for 100 Investment Bankers[/link]" One hundred.... is a lot. Ouch....
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re: NYT reporting Trump campaign in contact with Russian intelligence - Doc Fenton
My God. This is the most glorious Valentine's Day of all time... of ALL TIME!! :usa:...
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re: Russia now buzzing a US destroyer and deploying cruise missiles? WTF is going on - Doc Fenton
[quote]And now Trump is saying he expects Russia to give Crimea back to Ukraine... [link=(http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15T2IY)]LINK[/link][/quote] [quote]"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Cr...
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re: The Globalists want war with Russia. - Doc Fenton
[quote]Rug-stealing buffoon.[/quote] :lol:...
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re: The Globalists want war with Russia. - Doc Fenton
[quote]This is frightening shite.[/quote] No. This is hilarious shit, because you actually believe it... especially because you don't realize that these are just bull shite storylines produced by Russian media....
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