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The Charlatan

The Exposé of Politics & Style

The Charlatan is an influencer proferring a weekly newsletter, and award winning articles and essays for the political creature of politics & style.

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The Charlatan by Thomas Synnamon


These are they… who sense that political centers of power — like Washington, Beijing, the EU and Middle East — aren’t solely responsible for the political and economic influences of our time. Powerbrokers of any particular era or practical sphere of influence rely on a collective culture.

With that in mind, our editors — with combined experience working within and among the corridors of power — welcome you to join them in crosschecking the world's decision and policy maker's accountability, and to chronicle where their campaigns have and continue to lead us. Our weekly newsletter, essays and interviews offer perspective into the people of influence and power.

We invite you into our now virtual pages where the confluence of news and information is evaluated from a uniquely political point of view, and will leave it with you to determine which stewards best serve the public trust.


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The Charlatan

The Exposé of Politics & Style

How the Pique of a Palace Insider Led to a Free Press

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The Charlatan by Giovanni Tiepolo via Wikimedia


In 17th century France… a man named Tabarin performed for the royal court. He sang, danced, told jokes and with stories otherwise improvised his role as the first and most famous Parisian Charlatan. Though he performed exclusively for the House of Bourbon by day, it was by night that he took to the streets; digesting what he’d learnd and seen at court with the clever disguise of street performance. While political gatherings were considered unlawful in the Middle Ages, his audiences are believed by historians to be among the ‘Whispers to the French Revolution.’

The Charlatan was conceived during the 2008 election year as both a reaction and response to the State of California’s Proposition 8. Herein church, state, and law collided in what is described as the only instance in U.S. history where civil and pre-existing rights were taken away from a specific and targeted minority. But when a consortium of citizen journalists determined to merge current events with philosophical commentary on business, society, politics, religion and style they effectively fused the chasm between liberal and conservative ideals into a canon of one news source.

Thus… is the sole and singular mission of The Charlatan to introduce the ladies and gentlemen of the world; to chronicle their history, connect their concerns, indemnify their customs and to direct, enlighten and endow the approach to Politics-as-Lifestyle.


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The Charlatan

The Exposé of Politics & Style

Since 2008, The Charlatan has covered the economic recession, coronavirus pandemic, and historic U.S. Presidential Elections. We remember the most important and compelling issues of our time.

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Britannia Unchained

We think Liz Truss is the UK’s next Prime Minister and will reign over a British Renaissance.

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Britannia Unchained

We think Liz Truss is the UK’s next Prime Minister and will reign over a British Renaissance.


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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement dedicated to non-violent civil disobedience in protest to police brutality. Charlatan examines the movement for freedom, liberation and justice.


The Soul of America

It was called 'a fight for the soul of America'. Charlatan remembers the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession, and the historic U.S. Presidential Election of 2020.

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The Soul of America

It was called 'a fight for the soul of America'. Charlatan remembers the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession, and the historic U.S. Presidential Election of 2020.


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Cosmopolitan Marrakesh

How did Morocco avert the Arab Spring? Charlatan travels to Africa and discovers a savvy constitutional monarch, a vibrant cosmopolitan culture, and the kismit of both at the resplendent La Sultana Marrakesh.


#Home to Vote

Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Charlatan Magazine travels to Dublin and learns how the great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

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#Home to Vote

Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Charlatan Magazine travels to Dublin and learns how the great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.


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COVID-19

Its not nice to fool Mother Nature. Charlatan sorts through the pandemics of the past, and discovers nature’s indomitable relationship with man, command, and market-based economies.


Argentina: Latin America's Mecca

Argentina and her people are renown for the tango. Charlatan travels to the nation’s capital and discovers Spanish influencers, a wave of immigrants, and a remarkable First Lady at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires.

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Argentina and her people are renown for the tango. Charlatan travels to the nation’s capital and discovers Spanish influencers, a wave of immigrants, and a remarkable First Lady at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires.


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Russian Collusion

Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. Presidental Election. That's a fact! Charlatan Magazine examines the civics, strongmen, and unavoidable consequences at the vortex of Social Media.


World Class Champion

He won the World Cup & was knighted by the Queen. Charlatan Magazine chats with England's Ben Cohen about the StandUp Foundation, and how he became the new anti-bully in professional sports.

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World Class Champion

He won the World Cup & was knighted by the Queen. Charlatan Magazine chats with England's Ben Cohen about the StandUp Foundation, and how he became the new anti-bully in professional sports.


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Viva la Cuba

Cuba has officially opened its doors to the world. Charlatan Magazine embarks to Havana Cuba and discovers how two currencies accomodate both communism & market capitalism in a cosmopolitan new culture.


The Alchemy of Nature

Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Charlatan Magazine chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister, and learnt how nature holds the keys to national sovereignty.

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The Alchemy of Nature


Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Charlatan Magazine chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister, and learnt how nature holds the keys to national sovereignty.


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Britannia

She created two-party politics, and conjoined England & Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain. Charlatan Magazine visits Lady Anne Somerset in London to discuss the movie, memoir, and academy awards blitz surrounding "Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion."


The God Particle

When scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs Boson, they learned that nothing is actually created or destroyed in particle physics. Charlatan Magazine explores this re-telling of the story of our creation.

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The God Particle

When scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs Boson, they learned that nothing is actually created or destroyed in particle physics. Charlatan Magazine explores this re-telling of the story of our creation.


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Brexit

Boris Johnson is leading the crusade called Brexit. Charlatan sits down with Ministers of Parliment to discuss the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, and Britain's reclamation of their currency, national power and economy.


Chasing Marie Antionette

She’s the most infamous queen in history. Charlatan checks-in to the Trianon Palace Versailles and discovers the birthplace of etiquette, the divine right of kings, and a curious foreign princess who triggered the French Revolution.

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Chasing Marie Antionette

She’s the most infamous queen in history. Charlatan checks-in to the Trianon Palace Versailles and discovers the birthplace of etiquette, the divine right of kings, and a curious foreign princess who triggered the French Revolution.


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The Red Dragon

The best lens for clarifying the dynamics of the U.S-China relationship may be the Thucydides Trap. Charlatan Magazine examines the structural stress that occurs when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling nation.


The Arab Spring

A series of conflicts and civil wars have swept across North Africa. Charlatan Magazine examines the Libyan Revolution, in particular, and learns why simply deposing a dictator doesn't necessarily ensure a democracy.

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The Arab Spring

A series of conflicts and civil wars have swept across North Africa. Charlatan Magazine examines the Libyan Revolution, in particular, and learns why simply deposing a dictator doesn't necessarily ensure a democracy.


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Bohemian Rhapsody

The Czech Republic has yet another new name. Charlatan Magazine chats with Prince William in Prague, and discovers how he re-claimed his possessions, land, palace and brand in the Kingdom of Bohemia's latest incarnation.


Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Charlatan Magazine recalls how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.

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Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Charlatan Magazine recalls how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.


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Constantinople

Spa culture was created by the Turks. Charlatan Magazine embarks to Istanbul and learnt how the Turkish Bathhouse promoted sexism at the very crossroads of civilization.


An Indigenous Peoples'

The extermination of the Native American Indian is the largest genocide in human history. Charlatan Magazine talks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about 'An Indigenous Peoples: A History of the United States."

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An Indigenous Peoples'

The extermination of the Native American Indian is the largest genocide in human history. Charlatan Magazine talks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about 'An Indigenous Peoples: A History of the United States."


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Syria's Civil War

Newsweek's Janine di Giovanni arrived in Damascus at the onset of Syria's Civil War. Charlatan Magazine speaks with the war coorespondant about the conflict, and how it triggered the largest migrant crisis in history.


The Emperor's New Clothes

America’s first exports were spun in southern cotton mills. Charlatan Magazine chats with fabric designer Wesley Mancini about trade tarrifs and the future of textiles.

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The Emperor's New Clothes

America’s first exports were spun in southern cotton mills. Charlatan Magazine chats with fabric designer Wesley Mancini about trade tarrifs and the future of textiles.


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The Reign of American Woman

She's the dominant consumer and labor force in America. Charlatan Magazine investigates how the Woman's Rights Movement upended traditional society, and looks to the economic redemption, managerial rule and cultural reign of the American woman.


Intersex Revolution

1 in every 1500 infants are born with ambiguous genitalia. Charlatan explores the new frontier for Civil Rights called The Transgender Revolution.

Intersex Revolution

1 in every 1500 infants are born with ambiguous genitalia. Charlatan explores the new frontier for Civil Rights called The Transgender Revolution.


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Make sense of the week's news. Charlatan reviews the world's show & message.


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