Tag Archives: Freedom

When Will It End; Venezuela’s Hunger?

When King Leopold of Belgium seized the Congo he was after a colony – he was after wealth and prestige in the halls of power in Europe. He never even visited Congo; it didn’t matter. He didn’t care; didn’t need … Continue reading

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This is Still Africa

An old hotel – the venue for our clandestine meeting. Owned by one of Mobutu’s generals; villas with two rooms, a small bedroom licked with candles beside a sitting and dining room lit by a fireplace. Old furniture, too imposing … Continue reading

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When I Learned To Write

I suppose I started writing a decade ago; my debut a foray into the shadowy world of the memoir (unpublished – thank God). I wanted to talk about the suffering: war, drought, famine. Violence. Central America, the Congo, – Uganda. Not … Continue reading

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An Entity With Earthly Allure

America is grappling with the predicament of this the strangest of all election years. Something old is over, something new is beginning; this requires examination. Articles, tweets, podcasts; vitriol, rage, humiliation sometimes. Sadness. Excitement. I entertain them all, unwelcome though … Continue reading

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It’s Your Fault Too, Venezuela’s Collapse

It has become harder to go on Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo these days – my feeds are full of the most ghastly news about Venezuela. Good men forced to steal; not violent men but hungry and with families – burned … Continue reading

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But They Don’t Do Math

A few weeks ago I was engaged in an online debate with a gentleman who objected to my advocacy for Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. Specifically, he didn’t like their focus on Austrian economics. The issue that the anonymous blogger … Continue reading

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Focus Instead on the Pawns

A line of young men and women stand, dressed in white and blue and red and gold, arms stretched high while they chant – always the chanting. They have come in the hundreds, thousands – in the hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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2016 Too Shall Pass

This morning during a free minute I read an article by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, titled “That Moment When 2016 Hits You”. Naturally it was about our election cycle; and it reflected upon the political and cultural … Continue reading

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You Have No Right Over The Life Of Another

I’ve been accused of “saying too much” in my writing – as if a writer can do anything else. That I should “hold more back”, I suppose the fear being that somebody might actually read something I write (not a … Continue reading

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Cicero – And Our Liberal Conservatism

“Long before our own time, the customs of our ancestors molded admirable men, and in turn these eminent men upheld the ways and institutions of their forebears. Our age, however, inherited the Republic like some beautiful painting of bygone days, … Continue reading

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