Tracing how past presidents cultivated the qualities of leadership necessary to meet the challenges of their times. Do the times make a leader?
Abraham Lincoln articles on Democracy Chronicles
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and first ever Republican Party President, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Also see our articles on the Founding Fathers, Election History and our section on American democracy.
There is an enormous difference between what Abraham Lincoln called “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, and the pseudo-democracies that engulf us. These pseudo-democracies are actually oligarchies.
Some Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and VA healthcare professionals are excellent. Overall, the VA system is an abysmal failure. About 100 VA facilities are now under investigation for negligence.
I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
Emergency motions filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals seek to postpone the presidential inauguration
King repeatedly identified the “giant triplets:” racism, materialism/exploitation/poverty and militarism. This post suggests a slight revision of two of the triplets I believe still in keeping with King’s vision.
Racism’s dependence on voter fraud allegations to deny rights are nothing new in American history
This article summarizes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs problems, recommends a powerful transformational approach, and ends with a “kick in the pants” action to jumpstart change.
We are in desperate need of grassroots rebellion and empowerment on many fronts and for many reasons. And, the social movements remain the best source of people with the capacity to undertake electoral work as transformative project.
Many past leaders have run for office as common man Presidents, claiming humble roots, despite truth