Category Archives: International Affairs

Marco Polo’s World – A Book Review

Curiosity – and a joyful quest for wonder. For wonder is not something that hangs low on branches for the feckless or lazy to grasp. Wonder is a reward for hard work, searching and understanding and discovery – a journey … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, International Affairs, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Venezuela’s ALBA: A Reflection 7 Years On

Seven years ago, as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, I wrote my (and perhaps the…?) hallmark book on the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas: Hugo Chavez’s grand plan. At the time I received a lot of push-back, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, International Affairs, Liberty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

For Facebook & Twitter – Hate Is the Whole Point!

I recently finished “Black Earth Rising”; the series on Netflix which is about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Twenty-five years on, the stories are still about trauma and restoration and justice. Of how a nation heals, what is society’s … Continue reading

Posted in America, International Affairs, Liberty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The 2018/19 Maduro Diet

It is said that Marie Antoinette, when she offhandedly suggested regarding the hunger of starving peasants “Let them eat cake” was not mocking the suffering of the poor but was so disconnected from reality that she assumed that it was … Continue reading

Posted in International Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

A Green New Deal? – Part IV

Well this has been fun, distilling the “Green New Deal” into bite-size chunks (sorry for oversimplifying things, for which I will be routinely pilloried – as it is, this has been too long and I have risked becoming a bore). … Continue reading

Posted in America, International Affairs, Liberty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Green New Deal? – Part III

As I think through our current environmental problem, I realize that I am not the most sanguine of interlocutors. I do not see our future brightly, perched as I am at the inverse of epicenter where the waves of destruction … Continue reading

Posted in America, International Affairs, philosophy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Reading “Jews, God and History”

“The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, International Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment