Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thoughts – What Does Obama & His NSA Review Panel Really Think About Security & Surveillance?

As stated in a previous post regarding how this research project started, Part 1 and Part 2 of this research blog were written in June and October of 2013.  Part 3 was written in 2011 as my Masters Thesis at … Continue reading

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Thoughts – National Security and Double Government (Madisonians vs. Trumanites)

In a recent publication of Harvard’s National Security Journal, Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy published an essay titled, “National Security and Double Government”.(1) The premise of the paper is to address … Continue reading

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Thoughts – Rules for Radicals

The playbook for liberal progressives is widely known as “Rules for Radicals” written by Saul Alinsky in 1971.(1) Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on the Alinsky model and Barack Obama in his community organizing days taught the Alinsky model … Continue reading

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Thoughts – The Tools of Argument

While conducting this research project I got the sense there may be a few people who do not share the same opinions. Case in point, I am sure there are people who may not believe the U.S. is an Authoritarian … Continue reading

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Part 3: Economic Convergence

Economies are essentially expressions of bundled technologies wrapped in policies, processes, and procedures.(170) In his latest book, “The Next Convergence”, the Nobel Prize winning economist Michael Spence strongly suggests that the integration of economies enabled by information technologies will be … Continue reading

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Part 3 – The Future of Change

In almost every conversation that I have had on technology and politics the topic of change and its’ fundamental nature was top of mind. In subsequent exchanges with Vint Cert, the creator of the Internet, we came to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Part 3 – The Future of Civic Engagement

In these tumultuous political and economic times it makes one wonder if the current technological systems of governance, risk, and compliance are truly working in the favor of humanity. I had the opportunity over the years to speak and exchange … Continue reading

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