Posts Tagged ‘Brewster’

November 16th, 2016 - 1:18 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

DAVID BREWSTER: A Recipe for Peace in The Middle East

David Brewster I find this (long) article to be illuminating about the Peace of Westphalia (1648), here given a revisionist interpretation, and how it was achieved, and its lessons for a Mideast peace structure. A key lesson: “Peace will only last if external guarantors collectively enforce re[...]

October 20th, 2016 - 2:37 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: By the third debate, we were seeing the new President Clinton taking command.

David Brewster All the emphasis on Trump’s pratfalls in the debates obscures just how well Hillary did, and how her strategy manipulated Trump into his poor performances. By the third debate, we were seeing the new President Clinton taking command. Mighty impressive, argues Ezra Klein. Hillary[...]

September 18th, 2016 - 11:01 am § in Misc.

David Brewster: Is Cincinnati a model for Seattle

David Brewster I find this story about the revitalization of a dangerous neighborhood in Cincinnati to be instructive. It was done largely by the private sector, pooling resources, rather than by city hall. It preserved many of the fine old buildings of this once-German neighborhood, Over the Rhine,[...]

July 18th, 2016 - 6:27 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Brexit, Frexit,Uscit and we all fall down.

David Brewster True, Samuel Huntington has fallen out of favor as a political scientist, but he seems to have foreseen the current retreat from cosmopolitan globalism pretty well. Here’s an appreciation of his final book dating to 2004. Summing up: “The point is not to kick international[...]

April 26th, 2016 - 10:40 pm § in Misc.

Tax The Middle Class

David Brewster Ross Douthat puts his finger on the critical issue in Bernie’s programs: high tax increases on the middle class. The media rarely mention this, but it is political dynamite for the delicate Democratic coalition of donor-class, social liberals, ethnics, and the middle class. Dout[...]

November 10th, 2015 - 12:21 pm § in Misc.

On Facebook, David Brewster predicts that Sawant and Sawantism will now wane in Seattle.

 I think David is naive,    Her popularity may wane but it is likely not important because the underlying issue is not Sawant as Savant, policy, it is power. SEIU is trying to establish itself as a big player in Seattle’s power structure.   Here is what I expect to happen:   SEIU/SA  mo[...]

October 14th, 2015 - 5:05 pm § in Misc., UW

DAVID BREWSTER: How will AMC Deal With The Press?

David Brewster Ana Mari Cauce has just been tapped as new UW president. I learned from her that her original career aspiration was to be a journalist, and she started majoring in journalism and English, later switching to psychology. It was the days of Watergate, after all. She still prefers to writ[...]