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The Quixotic Quest: Reshaping American Political Thinking

2017-01-04 MikaelCarlson 0

Happy New Year! It’s also the first post of 2017 for the Politics as Unusual blog, and the holidays offered plenty of time to reflect over the past year. New Year’s Eve is a time […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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A Crisis Made in Taiwan?

2016-12-08 MikaelCarlson 0

Trump’s phone call with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday generated headlines screaming that Trump had broken with decades-old One China policy. It was the first known contact between a U.S. president (or, in […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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Our National Temper Tantrum

2016-11-11 MikaelCarlson 1

We all had to see it coming. With so much division and hateful rhetoric spewed forth from both sides in this election cycle, it is only logical to believe the losing side was going to […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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2016 Election

What This Election Is Really About: Dysfunction in Washington

2016-11-07 MikaelCarlson 0

It’s easy to get lost in all the noise. Scandals on one side involving emails and a foundation, and scandals on the other over crude remarks about women and minorities. It is the news that […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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2016 Election

Election 2016 – America the Banana Republic

2016-11-04 MikaelCarlson 1

A “banana republic” or “banana” state is a term used in political science to characterize politically unstable countries. Often these countries are in Latin America and feature economies largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product, […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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#TellAmericaItsGreat – Canada Plays America’s Therapist

2016-10-24 MikaelCarlson 1

We might not agree with them all the time, and maybe even poke fun at them a little, but America really couldn’t ask for a better neighbor than Canada (not meant as an overt slight […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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Why We Watched (Really Watched)

2016-10-21 MikaelCarlson 0

According to a recent Fox News article, the third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the third most watched in history. It was behind only the lone Reagan-Carter debate in 1980 (80.6 […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.

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Welcome to Politics as Unusual

2016-10-20 MikaelCarlson 1

When I came up with this tagline two years ago, I never could have imagined how appropriate it would be for the 2016 election cycle. I created it because of the success of my first […]

About Mikael Carlson

Mikael Carlson is the award-winning political fiction author of The iCandidate and the Michael Bennit Series of political dramas. He has also written the thriller The Eyes of Others. His current series, The Black Swan Saga, are epic dystopian political thrillers that showcase a world of corporate governance dominated by elitists. The first two novels, America, Inc. and America, Inc.: Bounded Rationality are available now. He lives in Danbury, CT.