Tag Archives: Iran’s Nuclear Program

A Day for Stunningly Bad Ideas

Everyone will now remember the day the leader of the free world came to the United States to address a Joint Session of Congress, to upbraid and shame the young and hopelessly naïve president of that now equally hopeless country … Continue reading

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It’s Always 1938 Somewhere

Never again – that’s the word. Six million died, simply because they were Jewish, and because no one stopped Hitler when they had the chance, before the whole thing started. Neville Chamberlain negotiated a treaty with Hitler in 1938, when … 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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Mounting Opposition

Monday is when everyone gets back to work, so it was a bit unfair that the new breakthrough agreement on pausing Iran’s nuclear weapon program, if that’s what they’re up to, was announced in the early hours on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Rejecting Animosity as Policy

“If you can’t go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant “Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, … Continue reading

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Without Even a War

Even now it’s hard to forgive Yoko Ono. Starting in 1969, all of us had to listen to that dull and droning John Lennon song with its endless and almost tuneless chant – “All we are saying, is give peace … Continue reading

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Not for Domestic Consumption

Political gridlock makes everyone stupid. When each side digs in its heels and simply won’t budge an inch, well, there’s nothing left to say, other than to offer endless analysis of why each side won’t budge – ideologically or historically … Continue reading

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