Day: May 8, 2020

Napoleon: Politics in Napoleon’s Time

France
under the rule of Bourbon King Louis XVI was the envy of Europe.
During his reign beginning in 1774, France had more people
and wealth than any another nation on the continent. From
his glittering palace of Versailles, Louis XVI and his wife
Marie Antoinette pilfered France’s resources while their
people suffered.

Across
the Atlantic in America, Great Britain’s thirteen colonies
declared their independence from the rule of King George III
on July 4, 1776. France, seizing the opportunity to regain
colonies lost to the English, entered the war and helped secure
American independence.

Thomas
Jefferson drew upon the ideas of the Enlightenment —
the rationalist, liberal, and humanitarian trend in 18th-century
thought — in defining the rights and privileges of citizens
in the Constitution of the United States. Similar ideas had
planted firm roots in Europe. Enlightened despots such as
Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, Catherine II of

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politic – English-French Dictionary WordReference.com

Principales traductions politics nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. uncountable (governmental affairs) politique nfnom féminin: s’utilise avec les articles “la”, “l'” (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), “une”. Ex : fille – nf > On dira “la fille” ou “une fille”. Avec un nom féminin, l’adjectif s’accorde. En général, on ajoute un “e” à l’adjectif. Par exemple, on dira “une petite fille”.   Domestic politics is quite different from international politics.   La politique nationale est différente de la politique internationale. politics nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form–for example, “jeans,” “scissors.” (individual’s principles, beliefs) opinions politiques nfplnom féminin pluriel: s’utilise avec l’article défini “les”. Ex : “algues”   David’s conservative politics colour his world view.   Les opinions politiques conservatrices de David influencent sa vision du monde. politics nplplural noun: Noun always used in
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Cows Explain Politics

Cows, Geopolitics, and Big Business

Confused about the difference between socialism, Communism, and the politics
of huge corporations? This basic “dictionary” may help.

Feudalism: You have two cows. The lord of the manor takes some of the
milk. And all the cream.

Pure
Socialism:
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in
a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The
government gives you as much milk as you need.

Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one of your cows
and gives it to your neighbor. You’re both forced to join a cooperative where
you have to teach your neighbor how to take care of his cow.

Bureaucratic Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes them
and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken
farmers. You have to

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DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency

The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally protected rights during the coronavirus and other emergencies, according to a report by Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan.

While the asks from the Department of Justice will likely not come to fruition with a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, they demonstrate how much this White House has a frightening disregard for rights enumerated in the Constitution.

The DOJ has requested that Congress allow any chief judge of a district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation,” according to draft language obtained by Politico. This would be applicable to “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and

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Trump Administration Rejected WHO Coronavirus Test

US-HEALTH-VIRUS-TEST

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The most consequential—and logically inexplicable—decision taken by this administration* in response to the current pandemic occurred in January, when German scientists developed the first test for COVID-19 and the World Health Organization offered the test to countries around the world and 60 countries accepted. We were not one of them. From Politico:

Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, according to POLITICO interviews with dozens of viral-disease experts, former officials and some officials within the administration’s health agencies.

The slowness of the testing regimen — which, administration officials acknowledged this week, is still not producing enough tests

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Shakespeare And The Body Politic

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Shakespeare and The Body Politic

The frontpiece of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan presents an interesting image: A King towers over a large city with a sword in one hand and a Bishop’s crosier in the other. On close inspection one can see that his body is made up of people, his subjects, who are all looking toward his head. Hobbes published Leviathan in 1651, which places him a little beyond Shakespeare’s time but also indicates that Hobbe’s was most likely familiar with the work of England’s most famous playwright. In Leviathan, Hobbes gives his

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Federal Register :: Home – Friday, May 8th

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