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Dying for Allah

2017-11-27T15:36:17+00:00

Arguments that seem to have no end.  When will human kind expand beyond the capacity to harvest sustainable resupply?  Climate change.  Where the next nuclear weapon be employed.  The best form of governance.  Is religion responsible for the largest loss of human life?

Intractable contention suitable for after dinner discussion over cigars […]

Dying for Allah 2017-11-27T15:36:17+00:00

The 60’s are now officially dead…long live the 60s

2017-11-21T15:12:44+00:00

It finally happened, the 1960s came to a close.  With a whimper in a Bakersfield hospital ward.   Charles Manson is dead.  We may all now listen to Helter Skelter without hesitation.  And not just the version U2 recorded with Bono’s admonition that he was “taking the song back.”

The 60’s are now officially dead…long live the 60s 2017-11-21T15:12:44+00:00

Churchill Was Wrong

2017-11-16T17:32:59+00:00

There is a bit of smug philosophical security politicians from any “democracy” bring to a collection of international leaders.  Elected officeholders all seemingly subscribe to Winston Churchill’s adage: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

They should drop the charade; Churchill was wrong.

I am […]

Churchill Was Wrong 2017-11-16T17:32:59+00:00

Pyongyang Perished

2017-11-06T21:39:43+00:00

Ahhh, the council of wise and wild have gathered.  Imagine, the “intellectuals” of foreign policy sitting just across the table from Donald Trump’s collective of over-fed, isolationist, ideologues.  Rush Limbaugh’s wet dream.  (A thought I will have to strike from my imagination if there is any intent of sleeping tonight.)

And they are all on an […]

Pyongyang Perished 2017-11-06T21:39:43+00:00

Reconsidering Time, History and Politics

2017-10-25T14:56:42+00:00

Citizens of Western societies almost universally share a few common assumptions.  Time “passes,” history “evolves,” and politics are “progressive.”  Allow me to begin with the latter and return to the former.

Some of you may recall Francis Fukuyama, an American political scientist who currently resides at Stanford University.  […]

Reconsidering Time, History and Politics 2017-10-25T14:56:42+00:00