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A New Federalism? Don't Hold Your Breath

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for a Convention of the States to rein in federal power and to restore some measure of balance to the American federal system. 518 more words

The Passing Scene

Robert Reich’s Two Americas

Blue and red America seem to be at permanent loggerheads.

In increasing numbers, Americans in both camps are taking note of the deep cultural and political chasm that has emerged between us, one so deep that it has begun to resemble the frightening constitutional impasse that prevailed in the years preceding the American Civil War. 611 more words

Jim Langcuster

The Bellwether that Will Never Be

The burgeoning Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) should serve as a bellwether for the current pathetic state of American federalism, but it won’t, I’m sorry to say. 627 more words

Jim Langcuster

George F. Kennan: The Life or Times?

H. W. Brands, the notable biographer of American leaders including Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and, recently, Ronald Reagan states that “all biographies are the time and life… 981 more words

Book Review

From Serious Tactical Error to Downright Insanity

The following two paragraphs are quoted from a New York Times tribute to George F. Kennan on March 18, 2005. Kennan, who died at 101 in 2005, was a major architect of the Cold War. 212 more words


Getting Kennan Right

In his recent article in Foreign Affairs, the American academic Alexander Motyl called on Western governments to review George F. Kennan’s case for the “containment” of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. 408 more words

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