Al Martinich

Al Martinich

Al Martinich, a leading expert in the life and philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy at University of Texas at Austin.

Articles by this author

President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on November 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, December 22, 2019
The Trump Presidency is Reversing History
History never exactly repeats itself. But sometimes it reverses itself. It is doing that now. As Thucydides, the father of scientific history, observed, history can provide us with a road map to travel forward and backwards as we try to understand why human beings and human societies act as they do...
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A caricature of President Donald Trump. Views
Saturday, January 19, 2019
President Donald Trump and Political Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Back in August 2016, Angel M. Castillo, based on what was being said and done on the campaign trail, proposed as an analogy from psychiatry that Donald Trump and his supporters were suffering from a collective case of political Munchausen Syndrome. Boiled down, this means that although they were...
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