Books

HBCU Politics™ Political Book Feature – The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall

Locate nations on the J Curve — left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West’s isolation of Kim Jong-il’s North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend … Continue reading

Politicians

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Speech – Full Text

President Obama’s State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 20, 2015: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; … Continue reading