Archive for May, 2019

Impeachment and Max Weber

With the controversy heating up over whether to impeach Donald Trump, I decided to search my bookshelves for my volume of essays by the great German sociologist Max Weber. A century ago, Weber formulated a classic statement of the tension ...

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The Spectre of ’72

We continue to hear a lot of concern that the Democrats could blow their chance for defeating Trump in 2020 by veering too far to the left.  I’ve already expressed my belief that such concerns are overblown, that a fairly ...

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Of Course Barr Lied

Even after two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, people who should know better still have trouble calling respected public figures “liar.” So, even the very insightful Benjamin Wittes, in an otherwise fine analysis that excoriates William Barr for multiple deceptions, thinks ...

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