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Les Adler is professor emeritus of history in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. A specialist in twentieth century American history, his academic publications have dealt with America during the Cold War Era and on issues in interdisciplinary higher education. He has worked as a film and book reviewer for Bay Area newspapers and has contributed political and social commentary to national newspapers and National Public Radio.

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Trump Hugging the Flag, From InText
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
First, They Came A stark reminder of the gradual, and possibly final, erosion of every fundamental protection assumed to be built into our democratic system during the Trump years. With thanks to Martin Niemøller.
American Flag with Eagle, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Eviction Notice TIME TO GO! Official Eviction Notice to be sent to Donald Trump as of November 3, 2020. Includes multiple violations of the terms of the current lease and warning of consequences of failure to vacate by January 20, 2021.
The Sleep of Reason, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2020
The Sleep of Reason In the midst of a pandemic with a President stoking the politics of fear, rationality collapses. Can we awaken from democracy's nightmare?
Plague in 1665, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2020
Rhyme or Reason: Responses to the Pandemic While the past is always present, particularly in moments of crisis, the question is whether we can use the power of science and reason rather than ignorance and fear to adjust our reactions to the reality of the modern day world.
Series: So What's New? (1 Articles, 969 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 26, 2018
Break Point Comparison of McCarthyism and Trumpism as examples of demagogic- and 'paranoid'-style political outbreaks. Discussion and analysis of past and current conditions under which such 'fevers' can break.
Chamberlain 1938, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
While America Slept Comparison of Munich Summit, 1938 with Trump-Putin Summit, 2018
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2018
The American Century: An Obituary Commentary on Donald Trump and the end of "The American Century."
March For Our Lives, NYC, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 26, 2018
Voices of America's Youth And the children shall lead us! Commentary on the March For Our Lives Event in Washington, D.C. and nationally. The best opportunity yet for turning the corner on effective gun control policies.
Imperialist Teddy Roosevelt, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2018
The "Bully's Pulpit" Commentary on Donald Trump's misuse of the presidential "Bully Pulpit" emphasizing dangers to survival of democracy in both domestic and foreign affairs. Compares Trump and Joseph McCarthy in bullying techniques.
Slim Pickins Rides the Bomb, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2017
Dancing on the Edge Commentary on dangers of nuclear disaster and war in Korea stemming from unpredictable or unforeseen events (Black Swans), miscalculation, human error or lack of caution.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
"Get Me Roger Stone" A Must-See Documentary Review ofexcellent new Netflix documentary, "Get Me Roger Stone." A "must-see" for understanding national politics in the Trumpian Age.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 18, 2016
Originalist Sin Defining Republican obstructionist tactics on President's Supreme Court nomination for what they are: an "Originalist Sin" against the literal meaning and spirit of the Constitution.
Easy_Buster_ cropped.jpg, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2013
America's Tar Baby Article adds important historical context to current policy issues related to the use of nuclear energy to exploit Canadian Tar Sands oil and pending US decisions about the XL Pipeline.
Cicadas taking flight, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Conversation with a Cicada An imaginative conversation about the consequences of global climate change with a member of another species.
Planck Satellite heat map of early universe, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Cosmic Question A creative reframing of critical global climate change questions in metaphoric terms using language from T.S. Eliot's poetry. "The Cosmic Question" refers to pending policy decisions relating to rising CO2 levels, fracking and the XL Pipeline.