A Clarifying Moment in American History by Eliot A. Cohen


Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS; former Counselor of the Department of State. column . Latest book is (2017).

Professor Cohen writes with cogent intellect and extraordinary experience. This is a not to be missed article from The Atlantic.

Here is a short excerpt:  There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.



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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

2 thoughts on “A Clarifying Moment in American History by Eliot A. Cohen

  1. Long article — it would be effective to clarify, to bullet, the main points first — many good points but it needs more emphasis for people of all educational understanding and to drill home ! the importance of what you said


    1. Hi Caran, I agree, however, I didn’t write and it was an opinion piece for The Atlantic Journal by Eliot A. Cohen. I personally feel it is important to do this: tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. Sometime ago, when I was teaching Clinical Research at the University level, that is how we taught. So, I am use to reading long editorials. I do prefer bullet points and always lead with your important points first! 🙂


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