Author: Perry Seelert

Lungu’s Licentious Leadership and the Destruction of Zambian Democracy

The 1990’s in Zambia saw a clean, nonviolent transition of power from longtime president Kenneth Kaunda (1964-1991) to a democratic system with multiparty elections. Under Kaunda, Zambia had followed a single party, socialist path that had rejected the tenants of democracy in favor of totalitarian rule by Kaunda and his government. The sudden political liberalization… Read more »

Vae Victis, Isabel dos Santos

Preface The year was 390 BC, a little over a century since the foundation of the Roman Republic. It was still a small state, not yet occupying the entire Italian peninsula nor the vast European and Mediterranean expanse it would reach in the years of the Empire. The Romans had, with their conquest of new… Read more »

Joe Kennedy and the Losing Democratic Party

The Democratic Party response to President Trump’s first State of The Union address serves as a laboratory and a public testing ground for new or unknown liberal politicians to see if they have the mettle to make it on the national stage. In choosing Joseph Kennedy III, a three-term congressional representative from Massachusetts and, more… Read more »

Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles: Rape Culture in a Land of Criminality

Hollywood was once a land of hopes and aspirations for a new wave of detached and rootless youth, committed to a modern American Dream of profound success and divine fame. In a time when everyone must be “someone,” Hollywood has provided limitless possibility and endless reinvention. Like all Edens, however, Hollywood’s radiance has dimmed; it… Read more »