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Banality of Goodness?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 30, 2018

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Hannah Arendt, A German-born philosopher of Jewish heritage, created the term “banality of evil” to describe Holocaust-era activities. It was her way of explaining how common-place activities (i.e. banal acts) could lead to monstrous results. In the July-August issue of Smithsonian magazine, Joshua Levine refer to common-place “goodness” and its designation as the “banality of […]

Addendum to Prior Post

June 24, 2018

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In a follow-up to the comments by President Trump that were dismissive of Rep. Sanford, divorced in the prior post, the Washington Post tried to elicit comments by colleagues of Rep. Sanford. This was the reaction of one politico who was present when the comments were made: ” ‘It was a couple days long enough […]

Our Better Angels/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2018

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National Public Radio recently had an interview with Author, Jon Meacham. Mr. Meacham has written a book that is cited often in conversation, entitled “The Soul of America The Battle of Our Better Angels”. In the radio interview, Mr. Meacham has this to say: “And Woodrow Wilson, who’s a deeply problematic character but who wrote […]

“When the President Does It…”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 3, 2018

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One of the great moments of TV documentary, took place during the interview of former President Nixon by media personality, David Frost. Mr. Frost inquired if certain actions by President Nixon, such as the infamous Huston Plan, might correctly be deemed as illegal. President Nixon responded that “…Well when the President does it that means […]

Be Prepared/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 28, 2018

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On May 6, 2018, journalists Brian Bennett and Teresa Berenson, of Time Magazine, penned an article which discussed the fact that President Trump was not invested in spending much time in preparation for the talks with North Korea. Apparently, he was planning to rely on his own instincts. In the article, David Pressman, a former […]

Truth-Telling/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2018

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The media has been replete with discussions on the President and lying. How often does he lie, when does he lie, does he know he is lying, etc. One recent piece divided lies into three disparate categories. Who knew lying was worthy of such analysis? In the context of civil dialogue such as mediation process, […]

Have We No Decency?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 13, 2018

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After Sen. John McCain announced his opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Kathy Sadler of the White Hose staff mad a crude reference to the fact that the Arizona Senator was likely to soon die. Maria Shriver posted this tweet in reaction “I feel badly that we have lost our decency. We have forgotten how […]