Considering that managing our country’s foreign policy is, by constitutional design and practical necessity, the most important task of the modern US president, having a person with such little knowledge and competence in this area is deeply troubling.
“Yet, if a lack of transparency is the main argument against Clinton, Trump should certainly be held to the same standard. If his campaign is primarily premised on the notion that he is an accomplished businessman and that this success qualifies him for the presidency, someone should at least expect him to document that he is, in fact, a successful businessman, something that he has never actually done.”
For this reason, maps are no more transparent than a Giotto portrait or Greek pottery. The work of human intelligence, they necessarily obscure as much as they reveal, and offer only opacity when we hope for insight. This calls into question our assumption, both as their makers and viewers, that we control maps.
“The Gospel tells us constantly to risk a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their joy which infects us in our close and continuous interaction.”
“The idea that she knows more than 97% of scientists is offensive. It’s dangerous,” Kimmel said. “No matter what Sarah Palin and these geniuses she surrounds herself with try to tell you, climate change is not a liberal-versus-conservative thing. But the people who profit from ignoring it want you to believe it is.”
“AN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT POPULIST BASE DRIVEN BY IDENTITY POLITICS AND CULTURE AND A VISCERAL REACTION AGAINST LEADERS OF ALL SORTS”