Author: Taylor Samuelson

Leadership – The MacArthur Effect

General Douglas MacArthur was a military icon second to none, and his impact on US military strength in WWII is one that will be remembered for decades. MacArthur was an individual who saw leadership as the single greatest factor in determining victory over defeat. His presence exuded good ole’ American swagger, and a confidence that commanded respect. Following the August 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan issued an unconditional surrender under the Potsdam Declaration. It’s at this point that General MacArthur lead the reformation effort in Japan under the Supreme Command of Allied Powers (SCAP). He saw the people subject...

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An Update On The South China Sea

With growing concerns as Trump begins to scrap trade agreements, China is starting to take aim at global dominance, and the South China Sea is key. According to the early 16th-century economic principles of mercantilism, China is on a fast track to complete influence and control. Mercantilism is an economic theory that was primarily used by empires like Great Britain to influence and control global trade. The idea is that resources are finite, and if a nation focuses on exports more than imports, they will be successful. Britain chose to use its resources to advance naval dominance and heavily...

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Freedom – Forgotten And Discredited

Millennial’s are schooled that the American Dream and freedom measure hypotheticals that don’t exist within reality. In fashionable academia, the United States is the greatest sponsor of evil on earth. The control intentions of America destroy nations and leave millions impoverished. We have a tendency to a generalize a nation that has in bondage kinsmen, taken land, and propagated institutional racism. Women’s rights at the hands of restrictive civil rights violations, and so we are the greatest hindrance to progress ever to exist. But are these accusation true? Peter Berkowitz with the Hoover Institution at Stanford explains how faculties indoctrinate students. However,...

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Welcome To UC Berkeley

Welcome to the University of California Berkeley! We are a diverse community of individuals, each with unique culture, lifestyle, and thoughts. Although there is one thing to note. We don’t really like the idea of free speech, especially when it’s someone who provokes us into getting upset. We’re still learning what the “burden of freedom” means, and we struggle to realize that people are allowed to say offensive words. We tend to lump groups into categories, some would say it’s marginalizing, but if you’re a conservative, we’ll lump you with hate speech. At Berkeley, when someone makes us mad,...

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Corruption – The New Americana

Corruption is becoming more American than hot dogs, burgers, and obesity. Mark Twain once said “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” He said this in the 19th century, and yet the statement is more poignant today than ever before. The country is facing an epidemic, and it’s about time we wake up. Lobbying is nothing new, but as government expands, corruption grows. In 1789, Pennsylvania senator William Maclay spoke of merchants who fought against tariff bills by spoiling congressmen with “treats, dinners, attentions.” In a...

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