Tag Archives: American Leadership

Only Memories Now

It was seventeen years ago. It was June. After two weeks of kicking around Paris and the south of France – Avignon and Arles and Aix and whatnot – and a side-trip to Rouen to visit a friend of a … Continue reading

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Slipping Into a Third War in Iraq

West Point, on the first day of June, 1990, was pretty cool – the nephew’s graduation. The setting is stunning, high on the bluffs on the west side of the Hudson, just up the river from New York City, and … Continue reading

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Breaking News of the Broken World

Conservatives and liberals, or progressives or whatever they’re calling themselves these days, will never agree. They can’t. They see two different worlds. Conservatives don’t see why we can’t get back to the way things used to be, when we were … Continue reading

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The Discreet Charm of Appearing to Do Something

Luis Buñuel was a strange man – you could look it up – but then all surrealists are strange. No one quite knows what they’re up to and they like it that way. The idea is to keep people off … Continue reading

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Imagining American Leadership

Almost one hundred million American households can watch Hitler lose that war, again, every single day, thanks the Hearst-ABC-Disney History Channel (now just called History) and Discovery’s Military Channel (now called the American Heroes Channel) – that’s their default programming. … Continue reading

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