LML Polettiques (114)

To revgov or not to revgov

Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:44 Written by
I AM ambivalent and uncomfortable with this idea of revolutionary government (revgov), having lived through one earlier in my career as a political technocrat; and whose effects have resonated negatively on the body politic even to this day. I’m afraid…

Anatomy of a scam

Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:58 Written by
A YEAR has gone by since the famous DU30 profanity against Barack Obama and subsequent Philippine “pivot to China.” His declaration shocked the world, especially the US government, which was in the midst of a presidential campaign that also propelled…

Deegong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 16:06 Written by
Part 3 Shaping culture CULTURE in the political management context, is the personality of the collective. The Deegong is very clear on this promise of “pagbabago,” or change. All incoming administrations have their slogans related to this much-prostituted word. But…

Deegong’s controversial alter egos: The talking heads

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:47 Written by
Part 2 PRESIDENT Deegong’s breakout from an image of a small-time but effective local city mayor to a national candidate of prominence and onto the presidency was single-handedly defined by the force of his personality. Looking back these past two…

Digong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:54 Written by
Part One IN the light of recent events in the country that have merited glaring headlines, this column, A View from the Center, will attempt at elucidation using as a backdrop the author’s paper on political management while working on…

One hell of a chief of staff

Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:53 Written by
Part 3 – The Gatekeepers   Ronald Reagan and James Baker 3rd   VIEWED as one of the great post-war American Presidents, Ronald Reagan realigned US policies toward conservatism. His presidency saw the decline of the Soviet Union and the…

A ruthless little bastard

Thursday, 05 October 2017 08:24 Written by
Part 2 – The Gatekeepers Gerald Ford and Donald Rumsfeld FORD came into the presidency at the nadir of American global prestige. The US was losing the Vietnam war and Nixon resigned rather than be impeached due to the “Watergate…

The President needs his own bastard

Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:35 Written by
Part 1 – The Gatekeepers WHILE browsing at Barnes & Noble along Union Square in New York last July, I came across several books that I brought home with me to fill my summer days. One was by Chris Whipple,…
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