Articles on PR for People

Voodoo Economics 2.0

Voodoo Economics 2.0...Can we resist the allure of faith-based economic theories?


Donald Trump and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Donald Trump and the Law of Unintended Consequences --This president provides a notable example of what seems to be a law of nature.


The Bully Pulpit

The “Bully Pulpit”: Then and Now. The term “bully” has two radically different meanings and moral consequences.  An example of each one can be seen in two radically different presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump.


Hitler Only Wanted to Make Germany Great Again: When Will We Learn?

Hitler Only Wanted to Make Germany Great Again:  When Will We Learn? The similarities are eerie.  The differences are also significant.  There is much we can learn.


Donald Trump Versus Charles Van Doren: Our Lies (and Liars) are Not What They Used to Be

Donald Trump Versus Charles Van Doren:Our Lies (and Liars) are Not What They Used to Be. A famous TV quiz show cheat in the 1950s still lives with his life-changing shame. Now, much worse things happen routinely – with no shame.  Shame on Us.


Explaining the Puzzle of Winston Churchill

Explaining the Puzzle of Winston Churchill...He was a bundle of contradictions that confounded his peers. Churchill himself may have provided the explanation.


Channeling Churchill

Channeling Churchill...He was a master of the English language, and his rhetorical tricks are still useful in the era of Donald Trump.


What Would Winston Churchill Say to Donald Trump?

What Would Winston Churchill Say to Donald Trump? We know, because he actually said it -- though not, of course, to Trump.  It bears repeating.

A comparison between Churchill and Trump is mortifying.  How could we have elected such an odiferous cesspool of a man? If Churchill’s actions speak louder than his words, his soaring words resonate like the sound of Big Ben. 

 


Capitalism and Democracy: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Capitalism and Democracy:  Can This Marriage Be Saved? It’s an odd-couple, with deeply conflicting social values.  Though they have been living together for many centuries, the strains are increasing; their relationship may now be in jeopardy.