The rule of law is an inconvenient concept for rulers. King Charles II thought that he was above the law, as did King Henry VIII. Dictators often pay lip service to the rule of law, and act as if they were to law. 234 more words
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Since the onset of the current phase of globalization which more or less coincided with the end of the Cold War, democracy all over the world has registered significant progress. 47 more words
I recently wrote some thoughts as I was reading through (for the second time, I think), Henry Kissinger’s recent book, World Order.
Although Kissinger doesn’t say so, I believe he thinks President Obama lost a war that had already been won, even though he had reservations about the nation building there and perhaps in the war itself. 111 more words
To all the house of cards fans out there you will remember this startling quote by frank underwood while being sworn in as the vice president of the United States. 803 more words