Author Archives: Steven Scherling

The Comey Rule

I re-watched The Comey Rule  [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comey_Rule] a TV miniseries based on the book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by former FBI director James Comey. The miniseries stars Jeff Daniels as Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump, the spitting image of ‘The Donald’. The two-part miniseries … Continue reading

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The Internet and Leadership

I remember teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong years ago when Kissinger visited the colony. I attended his talk and this Time article, particularly the section on leadership and the internet caught my attention: Henry Kissinger: The Internet … Continue reading

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One Dimensional Man’s Liberation

This blog entry was started some time ago and overlaps others on Donald Trump’s one-dimensionality.  Like earlier entries, it uses Herbert Marcuse’s One dimensional Man’s dialectic-analytical framework, to examine the logic of capitalism. First, ‘one-dimensional man’ thought patterns are examined, and … Continue reading

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How Did Vladimir Putin Rise To Power? How Will He Maintain Power? What Is The Will To Power?

Oliver Stone’s work needs to be reviewed again! It is becoming clear that the US misread history in the past and should we assume it is still misreading history, NOW, in its making. We will attempt to psychoanalyze the Will … Continue reading

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The USA Trickster Myth

The Flash and the Trickster’s Boys Night Out

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Billiette Calling! Born Free!

AA FROM THE WOMAN’s SIDE Born Free! by Billiette S. July 1974    When I say, “I am glad I am an alcoholic”, some people look at me as if I have rocks in my head.  I am not ashamed … Continue reading

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Billiette Calling! Giving Thanks

AA FROM THE WOMAN’S SIDE Giving Thanks by Billiette S. November 1973    ‘Tis the season of Thanksgiving and it brings to mind that coming into AA is like entering through the small end of a cornucopia – a horn … Continue reading

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Can there be a ‘force’ for good?

I re-watched Christopher Hitchens’ epic opening statement at the Intelligence Squared debate in 2009, is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the world? which may be viewed in its entirety at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRcY… Today, if we consider … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin – September 2015

Vladimir Putin Interviewed by Charlie Rose – 60 Minutes – September 2015 Among the topics discussed: 00:00 – 05:48 – Russia’s Presence in Syria 05:48 – 09:21 – Putin’s Philosophy on Sovereign Democracy 09:21 – 19:39 – Putin’s Image and … Continue reading

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The Art of War

3/22/2022 7:30 AM Morning Page.  There is news that Putin may be considering the use of gas and chemical weapons! Can we imagine what this is going to look like when the actions Putin is considering are taken? He will … Continue reading

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