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Civility 2.0/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 19, 2018

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On July 13, 2018, Paul Krugman of the NYT, wrote an op-ed on the president’s mistreatment of allies and coddling of venal dictators. He coined the phrase of “making bullying great again”. It merits a chuckle if nothing else. But how do you negotiate or discuss differences with those you disagree with? Is it possible […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump as Negotiator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 11, 2017

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An article recently appeared at Huffington Post regarding the negotiating style of President Trump. Examples are cited from recent tapes of phone discussion between the President and heads of State in Mexico and Australia. This is the opinion of one expert in the field: “John Oesch, an associate professor at the Rotman School of Management […]

That Which is Possible/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 5, 2017

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The New York Times, in a recent editorial, wrote this about the Trump Presidency: “… (P)olitics is not “The Art of the Deal,” but the art of the possible.” There is often not only one definitive solution to a particular problem. The parties themselves need to search for a solution which is consistent with their needs […]

What is Worse Than Lying?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 10, 2017

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Matthew Yglesias wrote an interesting piece (well-worth the read) on truth-telling at https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/30/15631710/trump-bullshit. His premise is that lying is when a person tries to convince his audience of the veracity of a false statement. BS’ing is the term he applies to President Trump, as Trumpian statements tend to be diversions, non-sequiturs, or impertinent statements. The bottom […]