Category Archives: Politics of Grievance

All-American Noise

It’s a fascinating title – The Quiet American – an interesting novel, twice made into interesting films. The American in question is thoughtful, soft-spoken, intellectual, serious, and idealistic. What was Graham Greene thinking? But the American in question was a … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Managing Disaster

How do you deal with disasters? In the National Football League you have that Monday morning review of the game tapes – everyone sits around and watches, over and over, in slow-motion, who blew the blocking assignment and which receiver … Continue reading

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High Tea in America

There is the news, and there are the implications of the news – two different things entirely. Things happen. They always do. But then other things happen, and what seemed like a sign of something or other turns out to … Continue reading

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Raging Against the System

It’s a strange thing. Over the last ten years or so political commentary was opened to the masses. It seems that the internet was not just for shopping and amateur videos of that cat playing piano or whatever, and for … Continue reading

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Getting It

It’s where married life and politics intersect – and every guy who is married, or has been married, or even been in a relationship, knows how it goes. The wife is crying and the husband is obviously concerned, and puzzled. … Continue reading

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Unpleasant People

Some people like a challenge, but most of us simply avoid unpleasant people. Those of us who came of age in the sixties – we used to be called hippies, and then we became liberals, and now it seems we’re … Continue reading

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Obama, Son of Burke

It was a conversation ten years ago in Paris, walking back from the Marais to the hotel in the narrow little street behind the Flore. She, a Midwesterner from Ohio but now a French teacher here in Los Angeles, said … Continue reading

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