Prerequisites for Maintaining Political Freedom in a Democratic Republic

1. A public space where citizens can engage in opinion sharing, opinion formation, to arrive at judgments for the purpose of concerted action. Because freedom is only possible among equals, so citizens must meet as equals to experience political freedom in the council system. 2. A language common to all citizens (American English). Without a … More Prerequisites for Maintaining Political Freedom in a Democratic Republic

The Challenge: Implementing Arendt’s Solution

He who would fix the pattern of decision by confining the American choice to one and only one mode of response—whether this be in politics, diplomacy, economics, literary form, or morality itself—such a one, in the light of our history, is the “truly Un-American.” —Perry Miller (1967) Only if citizens can recover their heritage of … More The Challenge: Implementing Arendt’s Solution

AMERICAN VISION: THE BETRAYAL OF POSTERITY

Sorry I’m late today with the post but have been listening to Mueller’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence committees regarding his report on the investigation into Russian involvement in the Trump election of 2016. On the basis of today’s testimony, the American Electorate is obliged to see that Donald Trump does not … More AMERICAN VISION: THE BETRAYAL OF POSTERITY