Monthly Archives: November 2018

Trump in the City of Books

It’s a good place: Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America”. The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. In fact, … Continue reading

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Not Much but Everything

It wasn’t much. The date was Sunday, June 18, 1972, the byline was Alfred E. Lewis, Washington Post Staff Writer, and the story was this: Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence … Continue reading

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The Golem in the White House

No-Drama Obama was a master of self-control. He didn’t lose his temper, publicly. He couldn’t afford to. He couldn’t be seen as that “angry black man” – he was everyone’s president – but that wasn’t much of a problem. By … Continue reading

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The Age of Smoke

Something big is happening. No one seems to know what it all could mean. It has to mean something big – the Trump presidency is over or Robert Mueller is gone – but sometimes it’s best to wait. These four … Continue reading

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That Which Just Isn’t So

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of knowledge – what we know and what we can know, and perhaps what we cannot ever know. Epistemology is all questions. How is knowledge produced? Should we be skeptical of … Continue reading

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Just Saying Things

Take their children from them – forever. Make them fear for their lives – there will be no asylum for them here – ever. Tell the rest of America that these are not women and children, the poorest of the … Continue reading

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Later

A pause in the postings – Thanksgiving with the family – out of town for a few days – expect the next set of observations, with commentary, at the end of the weekend.

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