Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

How Does One Become Morally Obtuse?

July 22, 2017 I have a letter in today’s (?) New York Times.  It’s in the on-line version, the post is dated yesterday, and perhaps it will be in tomorrow’s print edition (The Sunday Review section). The letter is in … Continue reading

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Second Amendment Not a Blank Check

July 21, 2017 I had a letter in yesterday’s Brunswick Times Record, about the Second Amendment.  The text of the letter is below.  I wrote it in response to an opinion column by Dale Landrith Sr. the BTR published on … Continue reading

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Collusion Investigation Update

July 20, 2017 “Jeff Sessions says he won’t resign as attorney general after public rebuke from President Trump,” reads the headline from the New York Daily News.  “Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions,” reads the headline from … Continue reading

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Western Values or Human Values?

July 16, 2017 On July 6, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Poland celebrating ‘western values.’ He linked together historic threats (including both Nazi terror and Soviet domination) against which Poland struggled and the current threats that the United States … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Xiaobo

July 15, 2017 From Liu Xiaobo’s speech accepting the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, delivered in absentia (it was read by Liv Ullmann): Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. … Continue reading

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Collusion Update

July 11, 2017 The Russia story is very much in the news cycle just now:  the possibility of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign with an eye to affecting the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. … Continue reading

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Watch What Happens Next

July 6, 2017 Since the election I’ve urged people not (NOT) to pay attention to what Donald Trump says.  It’s a circus, it’s a distraction.  Some people think his tweets (etc.) are meant to be a distraction, but I have … Continue reading

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