Tag Archives: John Bolton

Back to War Again

We’ve always had a problem with the French. The women are too thin and elegant and the men too self-contained and self-controlled – another form of elegance. This tends to make proudly loud and casual Americans feel inadequate, which makes … Continue reading

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Expect Disastrous Results

That was a hell of a thing. The week opened with the Dow dropping 719 points and then recovering, closing down “only” 617 points, one of the worst days Wall Street has seen in quite a while. And things had … 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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Somehow Incredibly Clear

The generals are gone. They have been replaced by angry amateurs. And that has consequences: President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran … Continue reading

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No Time for Governing

It’s a dumb cheap joke, but dumb cheap jokes are fine. They get to the heart of the matter, so, what do you call a sudden eruption of chaos in the Trump White House? Tuesday! That’s it. That’s the joke. … Continue reading

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Misplaced Fascination

No one saw this coming – Haley to Leave Post as U.N. Ambassador at Year’s End – no one in our government or at the United Nations. It may be that President Trump didn’t see this coming either, although he … Continue reading

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Too Much History

This isn’t Donald Trump’s penthouse with gold-plated everything high above Fifth Avenue. There are old copies of Foreign Affairs scattered around the apartment here in Hollywood. They’re depressing reading. There’s classical music on the radio all day – out of … Continue reading

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