David Michael Green

David Michael Green

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.

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Monday, June 05, 2017
Stop Legitimizing 'Conservatism': It's Not an Ideology – It's a Goddamn Death Machine
There’s no end to the maladies that ail American politics these days. It would, indeed, be far easier and quicker to identify what’s working than to itemize the travails that bedevil our pathetic polity in 2017. Altogether, if this country was a piece of art it would have to combine the orderliness...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Which Part of the 1930s Did You Not Get? Americans Finally Learn To Cooperate On A National Suicide Project
Americans have, in recent years, managed to secure for themselves a false and therefore undeserved reputation as a people so politically polarized that we can’t agree on even the simplest things anymore. That seems to me a bit unfair. True, red-staters are puzzled by the concerns of those in blue...
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
How The West Was Lost and Other Joys of Greedy Sociopathy
So Britain is out. Woo-hoo! Doesn’t that feel good? Well, in fact, for some folks it does. In particular, if you’re an unempowered bloke, lacking much personal sense of agency, and you’ve watched your world get whittled down bit by bit over the last several decades, the sense of doing something,...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Loser’s Way (or What Do You Do When Your Politics Suck?)
What do you do if you’re a freakin’ loser? Oops, sorry – I don’t mean you. I mean ‘you’ as in your ideas and your party. And, actually, I probably don’t mean ‘your ideas’ and ‘your party’ for most people reading these words. So let me rephrase. What do you do if you’re a regressive Republican, and...
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Friday, October 30, 2015
Thank You, Donald?
Call me a jerk if you want to (you won’t be the first), but I kinda like it when bad things happen to bad people. I especially appreciate it when greedy plutocrats who run over the weakest of us to in order to make themselves even richer and more powerful get handed their lunch. Sadly, mine is a...
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Friday, August 28, 2015
You Break It, You Own It (Or, What The Hell Did You Think Would Happen?)
Doesn’t your heart just break for the grandees of the Republican Party? They’ve had the shit kicked out of them in presidential election after presidential election, and the forecast trends in national demographics suggest that, looking forward, these last decades will be seen as the GOP’s grand...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
History Interrupted: Welcome to the 1970s
They say that if you can remember Woodstock, you weren’t actually there. It is therefore with some trepidation that I invite readers to cast their minds back to America, circa 1970. No point in waxing Pollyannish about it. Vietnam was still raging, along with Cambodia and Laos. The Cold War was in...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Funny, I was just wondering about that last week myself. Not because Obama has restated the premise, of course. From Arctic drilling, to...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Constitution Is Just Parchment, Get Over It
Last week America engaged in one of its perennial paroxysms of constitutional cogitation – this time over the Obama health care bill – with (mostly) predictable results.
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Saturday, June 09, 2012
Broken Shards of My Heart: The US in Decline
I could tell you that my heart was broken by what happened in Wisconsin this week, but in truth that’s not quite accurate.
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