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  • The Chinese World Order

     Reprinted from: Andrew J. Nathan October 12, 2017 Issue The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael R. Auslin, Yale University Press, 279 pp., $30.00 Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global

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    Choose Courage

    My heart raced. I cracked wise while trying not to “white knuckle” the pegs as I climbed some 80 feet into the air and prepared to cross the log suspended between two 120-year-old Douglas firs. I paused and took a deep breath as I tried to ignore the distracting calls of encouragement from my

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    Those who have attended my American history classes or seminars on ethics and values will recall my assertion that "in order for a Nation to be healthy, it must be composed of citizens that share a common mythos." Author Wilfred McClay asserts that Americans "have, in some measure, lost our guiding

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    Why Authoritarianism May Be On the Rise

    By Yascha Mounk | March 1st, 2017 Why is democracy in trouble? Long before democracy’s global slump became conventional wisdom, Yascha Mounk was warning that support for democracy was on the decline in the world’s most advanced societies.   In a paper published in the Journal of

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    A Nation of Immigrants — Only if They Assimilate | The Stream

    By Dennis Prager Published on February 28, 2017 I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought. “Why is there is so little crime in Japan?” I

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    What happens when a leader dies?

    Written by Tamara Rosin | July 13, 2015 When a CEO dies, his or her employees and team must — in the wake of their grief — introduce a new leader, adjust to change and continue to operate at the best of their ability. At the same time, they will likely attempt to preserve their

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    Christian Subculture Is Dying. I Know Why. I Grew Up There. | The Stream

    By Liberty McArtor Published on February 25, 2017 The largest Christian bookstore chain in the nation announced Thursday that it will close its doors for good. The closing of the Family Christian Store’s 240 locations comes two years after the franchise declared bankruptcy. Many

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    One of the more thoughtful looks at the new Trump presidency. Reprinted from Forbes Magazine. All rights retained by their owner. Volumes have already been written since the inauguration of Donald Trump about how the 45th U.S. president will likely steer the nation.  Much of the chatter has been

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    How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-based Leadership

    (Originally posted at Harvard Business Review) Most of us feel that we’re completely stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,” meaning

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    Leadership Moments with Mark Elberfeld

    Maintaining community in the face of conflict, negotiating healthy interpersonal dynamics, and striving intentionally for an equitable distribution of power are all tenets of servant-leadership, a conceptually simple philosophy: those who lead, serve. Breaking away from traditional models of

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