Tom H. Hastings


Trump’s Hobbesian trade war

“Now comes the Trump Trade War, his Bellum omnium contra omnes, war of all against all. It is the most spiritless, cynical, pessimistic perspective on human nature and international relations …”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Sentinel News, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Gilmer Free Press
Date: June 15,18,20,July 1,2018
495 Words

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Big Man politics, Africa to America

“We in the civilized, modern, savvy, worldly, urbane part of the world scoff and pity the poor African countries that can’t seem to move past a nearly village-style form of Big Man governance…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Bainbridge Island Review, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, The Chronicle of Winston – Salem, Counterpunch, West Side Gazette, Africa Report on Business, Nation of Change, Sentinel News
Date: June 2,4,5,7,9,2018
452 Words

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He can dish it out

“But he can’t take it. We have an Oval Office Autocrat who governs in the persona of a decidedly unfunny insult comic, but when it comes back at him, he folds like the craven coward he is. Typical fat fifth-grade boy bully pattern. The terror of grade school recess waiting to pick on the skinny boy with glasses, but now in the White House…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Bainbridge Island Review, Nation of Change, Gilmer Free Press
Date: May 9,15,20,2018
585 Words

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