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Top Political & Foreign Policy Lessons from Game of Thrones

Top ten political and foreign policy lessons from Game of Thrones, or, how Game of Thrones can rescue us from our childish delusions Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 16, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) June ...
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Top Five Political Lessons from “House of Cards” (WARNING: Brutal)

They ain't pretty, but these 5 lessons Netflix's House of Cards teaches would allow the American public to grow up and have a more productive and mature political atmosphere, if less idealistic. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse February 26, 2015 ...
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Counterinsurgency (COIN) & Civilians: Israeli vs. American Approaches

How the U.S. learned the hard way from Israel what not to do when it comes to counterinsurgency (COIN) and civilians, and the clear differences in results. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse February 18, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg, February ...
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Terrorism, Already a Horror, Is Poisoned Further by Religion

Published on LinkedIn Pulse October 21, 2014 By Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter(you can follow me there at @bfry1981) April 20, 2014 (published October 21) “Go, now, attack Amalek, and put under the ban everything he has. Do ...
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The Politics of the Dark Knight Rises and ISIS

The Politics of the Dark Knight Rises and ISIS Batman couldn't triumph without Gotham. We can't succeed without each other. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse October 7, 2014 by Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn,Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow me there ...
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On Development I: Relationships and the Long View Keys to Success

Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse July 7, 2014 July 7, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow me there at @bfry1981) IDE As more and more nations demand and attempt to enjoy the benefits of today’s ...
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Trump, the Global Democratic Fascist Movement, Putin’s War on the West, and a Choice for Liberals: Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part II

Fascism comes in many forms; if Hitler and genocide can be one end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of room for fascism that falls far short of that standard, eschewing pogroms and other forms of mass violence, forms of fascism ...
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Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part I: Defining Democracy, Fascism, and Democratic Fascism Usefully, and Spin vs. Lies

Fascism comes in many forms; if Hitler and genocide can be one end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of room for fascism that falls far short of that standard, eschewing pogroms and other forms of mass violence, forms of fascism ...
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