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by johnkarls
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Meeting Report – Civilization: The West and the Rest by Prof. Niall Ferguson – Jan 13
Topic: Meeting Report - Civilization: The West and the Rest
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Meeting Report - Civilization: The West and the Rest

. . Usually no meeting report is prepared unless we are bombarded by inquiries about what happened. [Indeed, our most-recent meeting report had been for our Feb 2019 meeting on “Hunger in America” 11 months ago – implying that meeting reports are less frequent than 10%.] HOWEVER, a tidal-wave of inq...
by johnkarls
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Reference Materials - “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Prof. Steven Pinker – Feb 10
Topic: Book Review - New York Times - Jennifer Szalai
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Book Review - New York Times - Jennifer Szalai

. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/books/review-enlightenment-now-steven-pinker.html Steven Pinker Wants You to Know Humanity Is Doing Fine. Just Don’t Ask About Individual Humans. Review by Jennifer Szalai March 1, 2018 [Jannifer Szalai is the Non-Fiction Book Critic for the New York Times; she w...
by johnkarls
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Reference Materials - “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Prof. Steven Pinker – Feb 10
Topic: Book Review - New York Times - Sarah Blakewell
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Book Review - New York Times - Sarah Blakewell

. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/books/review/steven-pinker-enlightenment-now.html Steven Pinker Continues to See the Glass Half Full Review by Sarah Bakewell NY Times Sunday Book Review - March 4, 2018 [Sarah Bakewell teaches creative writing at Oxford U and is the author of five books, one of ...
by johnkarls
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Reference Materials - “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Prof. Steven Pinker – Feb 10
Topic: Book Review - Wall Street Journal - Yoram Hazony
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Book Review - Wall Street Journal - Yoram Hazony

. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dark-side-of-the-enlightenment-1523050206 The Dark Side of the Enlightenment Today’s advocates oversell the benefits of unfettered reason. They dismiss the contributions of tradition, religion and nationalism to human progress. Review by Yoram Hazony April 6, 2018 ...
by johnkarls
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Reference Materials - “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Prof. Steven Pinker – Feb 10
Topic: Book Review - Washington Post - Caroline Winterer
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Book Review - Washington Post - Caroline Winterer

. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/buck-up-everyone-we-are-riding-along-the-enlightenments-long-path-of-progress/2018/02/23/5535b602-f24a-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html Buck up, everyone! We are riding along the Enlightenment’s long path of progress Review by Prof. Caroline Winterer Feb. 23...
by johnkarls
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Administrative Post

. This is an administrative post to establish coherent ordering of postings in this Section 8 – FIRST, The Iran Nuclear-Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group SECOND, any additional postings about the Iran Nuclear-Deal Working Group THIRD, Speaker Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form of Government...
by johnkarls
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form Of Government
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Administrative Post

. This is an administrative post to establish coherent ordering of postings in this Section 8 – FIRST, The Iran Nuclear-Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group SECOND, any additional postings about the Iran Nuclear-Deal Working Group THIRD, Speaker Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form of Government...
by johnkarls
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary Form of Government – 117th Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Administrative Post

. This is an administrative post to establish coherent ordering of postings in this Section 8 – FIRST, The Iran Nuclear-Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group SECOND, any additional postings about the Iran Nuclear-Deal Working Group THIRD, Speaker Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form of Government...
by johnkarls
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary Form of Government – 117th Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Pelosi’s Parliamentary Form of Government – 117th Congress

. ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------- Subject: Speaker Pelosi’s reporting in a virtual meeting yesterday of her Democrat Caucus that she has instructed The House Rules Committee, in the event President Trump does not resign immediately, to be prepared to move ...
by johnkarls
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Section 3 – Possible Topics for Future Meetings
Topic: How To Secure Amn Elections in the Wake of the 2020 Election
Replies: 4
Views: 524

The Juvenile Reaction of Congress!!!

. Please permit me to be blunt. [Though doing so will require some background.] ********** First, many of you have heard more times than you would care to remember how I was 60 seconds away from being assassinated while serving as a member of the first U.S. governmental task force during the summer ...
by johnkarls
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion Outline – Civilization: The West and the Rest by Prof. Niall Ferguson – Jan 13
Topic: Suggested Discussion Outline
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Suggested Discussion Outline

. Suggested Discussion Outline The following outline is respectfully suggested – ******************************* A. Comments About Specific Chapters of “Civilization – The West and the Rest” Our tradition is to devote the first portion of each monthly meeting to going through the focus book, chapter...
by johnkarls
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group
Replies: 1
Views: 282

The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group

. The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group was established pursuant to the following notice sent to each of our 192 members inviting each of them to join the Working Group. ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------- Subject: (1) Your Invitation To Join Our Wor...
by johnkarls
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form Of Government
Replies: 7
Views: 138

CALL-TO-ACTION INVITATION TO JOIN OUR WORKING GROUP

. Originally Posted by johnkarls » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:06 am . There follows our weekly e-mail of earlier this morning to our 189 members. As mentioned at the end of the immediately-preceding section called a “reply” - all of our members are invited to join our Working Group on Speaker Pelosi’s Prop...
by johnkarls
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form Of Government
Replies: 7
Views: 138

The Text of H.R. 8648 – FINALLY !!!

. Originally Posted by johnkarls » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:02 pm . Yesterday (Mon Nov 23), the DAILY search was FINALLY REWARDED with the text of H.R 8648 on www.congress.gov > bill > 116th-congress > house-bill > 8548 > text?r=1&s=1. Here it is – RL-gb23-Text of H.R. 8548.pdf Several comments are in ord...
by johnkarls
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Section 8 – Working Groups Currently Underway
Topic: Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form Of Government
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Still Waiting For Legislative Text – 10/19/2020

. Originally Posted by johnkarls » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:54 am . As reported above, if you clicked on the Congressional website for H.R. 8548, it simply said – “As of 10/10/2020 text has not been received for H.R.8548 - To establish the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Du...

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