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Weekly column in The Talbot Spy. Bust up the duopoly; a case to include the Libertarian and Green Parties in debates.

http://talbotspy.org/choices-by-al-sikes/
Choices by Al Sikes
Choices by Al Sikes
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My piece on Science and Politics in The Talbot Spy.

http://talbotspy.org/op-ed-science-and-politics-by-al-sikes/
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Go to the movie Weiner if you would like to explore the chances of Trump growing into the job of being an acceptable candidate or President. Reviews say "Weiner is the best documentary about a political campaign ever made."

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/05/weiner-the-story-of-a-marriage/484598/
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Have you read the reviews for Culture Leads Leaders Follow? Here is one from Ed Meese, former US Attorney General: "Al Sikes has a rare vantage point from which to analyze our current culture and the direction it is heading. In this fascinating memoir, Culture Leads Leaders Follow, he presents a powerful message and common sense ideas for everyone who is concerned about the future of our society."

http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Leads-Leaders-Follow-Sikes/dp/163393165X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464189418&sr=8-1&keywords=culture+leads+leaders+follow
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Every fourth year we choose our next President. This year we will have a companion choice to make. America’s culture will be on the ballot.

Read more: http://alsikes.com/ballot/
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From the Discussion Guide of Culture Leads Leaders Follow: "Do leaders shape the culture or are they more likely to be shaped by it? What examples of leaders re-shaping cultural forces come to mind?"

http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Leads-Leaders-Follow-Sikes/dp/1633931676/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1463510750&sr=8-1
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Gatekeepers are not an introspective class and when forced to do it, aren’t very convincing. In political affairs, when the gates are breached, their primary instinct is to re-build the defenses—shore up what they see to be an ennobled set of scriptures.

Donald Trump’s conquest of the Republican Party has forced an unusual amount of anguish. The Republican political class has gone from being entertained by Trump to being the entertainment.

Read more: http://alsikes.com/conquest/
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At various moments in my lifetime the cultural trajectory has been uphill. We were led by mountain climbers like Martin Luther King, Jr., whose dreams looked well beyond the horizon. His dreams helped shape the culture and then, to a large degree, became it. And perhaps to the embarrassment of those who attack faith in God, his dreams and actions were inspired by and explicitly integrated with his faith. His movement began in the churches.

Read more: http://alsikes.com/prey/

This is the final excerpt in the chapter entitled "Children" of Culture Leads Leaders Follow.
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When I arrived in New York in 1993, Times Square was saturated with sex shops and their clientele. A year or so later the newly minted mayor, Rudy Giuliani, vowed to clean up Times Square and gathered politicians from various parties and points of view in a bipartisan movement.

The fight to clean up Times Square was not without contention.

Read more: http://alsikes.com/victory/

(This is part 4 of 5 excerpts from the chapter titled "Children" from Culture Leads Leaders Follow. Part 5 coming Monday)
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Civilization has generally treated young minds as fragile. Certainly, in my personal experience, there has always been an invisible line when it comes to adult relationships with children and youth. And of course, children become adults, and we all know that our early experiences in childhood follow us through life. As the poet Dana Gioia noted, “Adult life begins in a child’s imagination, and we’ve relinquished that imagination to the marketplace.”

Read more: http://alsikes.com/imagination/

(This is part 3 of 5 excerpts from the chapter titled "Children" from Culture Leads Leaders Follow. Part 4 coming Friday)
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