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13 Sep
Never Trumper Republicans were nearly 100% of representatives of conservatives on the MSM yet only made up only 5-10% of actual GOP voters since Trump gained & maintained 90% support rates throughout his presidency.
The truth may be that the Never Trumper elite are too de-legitimized to regain power. This happened first with the W Bush years which they hitched they horses on & supported only to thrown over a steep cliff by the end of it. Knowing they had nothing new to offer they jumped..
by & large on the tea party train despite the fact that the rank & file members hated how burnt they felt by supporting Bush & these same elites. The vast majority of the Never Trump elite did nothing to stop the growing extremism in the party since they had no cache with them..
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21 Dec 20
In essence Country today descend from the learning of the past. For the US 1776 is year 0. It was this America seeped in British political/philosophical/legal/Cultural/Economic thinking and ways. French influences outside Montesquieu and French literature was minor.
This America was insular in a way not so unlike Japan, it took bits and pieces from Europe afterwards (The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 closed the UK off in a deep sense, while the French Revolution, Napoleon, Monarchy again held little sway in the US.
This America was insular in a way not so unlike Japan, it took bits and pieces from Europe afterwards (The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 closed the UK off in a deep sense, while the French Revolution, Napoleon, Monarchy again held little sway in the US.
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19 Nov 20
Conception of state theory. ImageImageImageImage
All state formation are that hodge podge of elite necessity and randomness of events. The Germany of post 1870 sought equilibrium regionally, integration internally, and markets externally. Yet by the 1870's Germany was full of continental awareness. To get to Asia Germans...
Had to travel first through the US by way of the Trans Pacific railroad this gave German theorists a number of ideas such as how connecting infrastructure connects sovereignty, and encloses distance to a living frame and thus national identity. So this continental model was...
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