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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, […]

The Trump Formula/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 8, 2018

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Julian Zelizer, writing recently for cnn.com described how President Trump deals with many of his favorite issues. He dehumanizes his “opponent”; he generates fear; and he then describes the action he proposes to take. (Think e.g. immigation issue.)This script leaves behind a legacy of mistrust and division. Does it sound familiar? In contested matters such […]

An Educator Discusses Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 24, 2018

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Dean Paula M. Cohen, of Drexel University, wrote an op-ed piece for the WSJ on March 24, 2018. Entitled “A Riot of Civility Erupts in Philly–Of All Places”, Ms. Cohen is for conversation and against name-calling. She holds monthly meetings with students and discusses issues with the thought of allowing differing points of view to […]

Remember Monica?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 10, 2018

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Abby Ellin wrote about Monica Lewinsky in the WSJ of March 10, 2018. She wrote as a follow-up to a recent article written by Ms. Lewinsky for the current issue of Vanity Fair. In that article, Ms. Lewinsky accuses former President Clinton of “gross abuse of power” for his treatment of her. To this assertion, […]