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Churchill Was Wrong


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


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


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

Proclivity for Inhumanity


I would argue that there is no “original sin.”  We are not all born guilty of faults committed by our forefathers.  That’s just rubbish intended to rush you into a church, mosque or temple.  However, while not all men are born to be evil, some rise to the occasion.  My analyst sixth-sense suggests just such […]

Proclivity for Inhumanity 2017-10-23T14:24:56+00:00

Technology and Theology


Crawl out from the bits and bytes.  Ignore your service provider.  Turn off the social media and, for god’s sake, don’t go near Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google.  Or so the New York Times would have us believe.  According to the Times, Amazon determines what you will purchase, Apple controls all the apps, Facebook manages […]

Technology and Theology 2017-10-16T20:55:26+00:00