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The New Age of Kafka

The handsome and noble and brave Victor Lazlo in Casablanca – played by an Austrian, Paul Henreid – was Czech. That character had to be Czech. Czechs were heroes back then, and Neville Chamberlain had a bit to do with that. … Continue reading

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Not Quite How It’s Done

This had to happen. The Obama administration, along with Russia and China and the major European nations, had worked out that nuclear deal with Iran. For at least ten years, with a possible extension, Iran would stop their nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Another Time and Place

College was September 1965 – the Beatles “Help” topped the charts and our Vietnam War was just starting up – to June 1969 – President Nixon and South Vietnamese President Thiệu meet at Midway Island to talk about ending that … Continue reading

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The Answer That Now Settles Everything

That was some week. Every week is really something now. Donald Trump really is the president now. There’s never a dull moment. This was the week that Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the six-nation nuclear deal with … Continue reading

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And That’s That

Things are falling into place. Donald Trump really is the president – the man who never held political office before, whose grasp of how our government (or any government) works is a few steps below rudimentary, who has no experience … Continue reading

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Think Twice and Say Nothing

“A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.” ~ Edward Heath “In an ideological age, diplomacy may seem weak and prosaic. But sometimes it is all we have.” ~ Noah Feldman Donald Trump hates the weak … Continue reading

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Idiot’s Delight

In 1869, Ulysses S. Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson – not the best year in American presidential history – but that was also the year that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association, and the … Continue reading

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