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The Superlative Presidency

This post will be updated over the next four years as President Trump’s promises reckon with the promise of an ‘America’ dreamed in a global reality that will become a nightmare for most of us if we do not ‘wake up’. “We” not ‘he’ are the only ones who can remedy dysfunctional government designed ‘for and by the people’. It does not matter which political party you identify with because the party is over for those who assume that ‘American exceptionalism’ is cradled in the palm of ‘the invisible hand of the market‘. Capitalism is a fist that punches down.

Are both major political parties out of touch with the reality of ‘working class’ people? Or are ‘working class’ people out of touch with the reality of a national and an international economic system? Higher wages are considered a liability on balance sheets. There is a necessary level of unemployment. Production in one country depends on consumption in another country. U.S. workers compete as part of an international labor force better educated in at least 16 countries. The world is turning in the direction of change. Neither a dollar or a high school diploma is worth what it was ten, twenty or fifty years ago.

This post will be updated over the next four years as President Trump’s promises reckon with the promise of an ‘America’ dreamed in a global reality that will become a nightmare for most of us if we do not ‘wake up’. “We” not ‘he’ are the only ones who can remedy dysfunctional government designed ‘for and by the people’. It does not matter which political party you identify with because the party is over for those who assume that ‘American exceptionalism’ is cradled in the palm of ‘the invisible hand of the market. Capitalism is a fist that punches down.

Trump’s 100 days in 14 charts

These are the 100-day accomplishments Trump is touting

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Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).