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By eRochefoucauld

The media is meant to inform us, not compete for advertising dollars. If you’re not reading the news you’re uninformed; if you are reading the news you’re misinformed. This idea is a round-a-bout translation of some arguments from Thomas Jefferson, but was made more popular recently by Denzel Washington. No matter the source, I agree with the idea. Sadly, this is our world. Realpolitik News is an alternative to a media that is driven by advertising dollars and personal career advancement. Each week, I take the stories that aren’t being covered or add the details that are being ignored by the mainstream outlets. The Realpolitik framework is an analytical perspective, not an opinion. Therefore, the show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated firmly on the side of classical, liberal, enlightenment values and achievements. The elevation of the realpolitik framework is in the spirit of historian John Bew, who asked: “how can we achieve liberal enlightened goals in a world that does not follow liberal enlightened rules?” The answer to this question is important, because ignorance to realpolitik is like playing a game where you don’t know the rules – you will lose this game, and simultaneously not understand why. If you want to get beyond the noise then join me each week. This is nonpartisan news and analysis that is driven by data and trends concerning State power, economics, and conflict, not by the President’s twitter account.

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    Yellow Vest Movement: Rorschach Protest or EU Spring?12/09/2018
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    One graph that helps explain global politics12/02/2018
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    A brief history of the Espionage Act11/25/2018
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    Brexit means Brexit? And the US National Defense Strategy11/18/2018
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    Divided says America, United says Europe11/11/2018
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    Who’s in First? America, China, or AI10/28/2018
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    Does America Stand Alone?10/21/2018
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    Step down and unify, or an eye for an eye10/07/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | US-Mexico Trade Agreement, Economics, and Trends of History09/23/2018
  2. 10.
    REALPOLITIK | The last decade, US-India alignment, and the Kavanaugh hearings09/16/2018
  3. 11.
    REALPOLITIK | Identity politics, Facebook police, Universal healthcare, and the Cohen-Manafort saga08/26/2018
  4. 12.
    REALPOLITIK | Beyond the headline & Understanding the Yemen Conflict08/19/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | What's in a name? Geostrategy, or narrative?08/12/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | Bridges, Walls, Gates, and a Great New Deal08/05/2018
  7. 15.
    REALPOLITIK | Narrative, Reality, and Strategic Rebalancing07/22/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | The NATO summit in context & one giant squirrel07/15/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | Democracy, Independence, Disunion, and Trade Skirmishes07/08/2018
  10. 18.
    REALPOLITIK | Civility is dead, LONG LIVE CIVILITY07/01/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | The G7, the Rorschach photo, and the Trump-Kim Summit06/17/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | Greece, Italy, Migration, and World Cup Predictions06/10/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | US TARIFFS EXPLAINED: Strategy, media ignorance, and real data06/03/2018
  14. 22.
    REALPOLITIK | Google drones, US-China trade deal, North Korea summit, and 14,000 cows in Qatar05/27/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | Venezuela crisis, US embassy to Jerusalem, Iran deal and Petrodollar, and what real dictators do05/20/2018
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    REALPOLITIK | Military spending, the Iran deal, UK basic training, and Rudy Giuliani05/14/2018

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