History News & Analysis

Black & White I: Confederate Flag Nothing to Celebrate: SC Debate

The rebel "Confederate" flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of the South's traitorous slaveowner-led rebellion is an insult to America and American values and 150 years after the defeat of ...
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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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All Hail Hillary!

Her Political Nature Is Just What Washington Needs Perhaps the most substantive difference between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton involves style, with one shunning politics and the other understanding that nearly all of all America's most successful presidents embraced, thrived, ...
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A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations and a Way Forward

Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, extremist views of both Russia and the United States are given far too much credence and media space. An examination of history ...
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A Ferguson Intifada: Why African-Americans are America’s Palestinians

If white Americans and Israeli Jews want African-Americans and Palestinians to cease with the ruckus, they must make their own societies and governments cease systematically bringing the ruckus to these darker-skinned neighbors of theirs. Originally Published on LinkedIn Pulse January ...
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The Irrelevant Second Amendment

The individual right to keep and bear arms as part of the state militia is guaranteed by the Second Amendment. What does that have to do with today’s citizenry? Nothing. Vikings vs. English Saxon fyrd Published on LinkedIn Pulse December ...
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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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The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

Author's note: I was able to put this narrative together—one strongly supported by the available information even right after the 2016 election—in early December, 2016. It still shocks me that, even as of early 2019, virtually all the mainstream outlets ...
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