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What Do We Have Government For?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

As frustrating as it is, the ongoing Washington stalemate on health care, immigration and almost any other essential issue should not be surprising. It is not politics as some claim. It is a deep ideological rift among Americans.

Tocqueville in the Middle Country

David Gosset | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
David Gosset

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution, written by the French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, is now a bestseller in China, a phenomenon which can be explained, at least, by three obvious reasons.

Occupy Wall Street: American as Apple Pie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.

Can We Still See and Serve Our True National Self-Interest?

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bacchus

The biggest threat to America's future is not foreign competition. It is the political paralysis that keeps us from rising to the challenge of foreign competition.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

The Gender Gap in Philanthropy Revealed

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Witter

Research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute show that women, in general, score higher on motives of care and empathy. However, further research needs to examine other motivations for giving by gender.

Alexis de Tocqueville: Letters From America

Paula Deitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paula Deitz

The Hudson Review has published 40 pages of Alexis de Tocqueville's Letters from America, the back story of Democracy in America, his future classic.

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

Religion in America: Why Many Democrats and Europeans Don't Get It

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

A culture's moral compass is not an innate or logical determination, but an underdetermined product of historical contingency and willful choice.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.