A World Without Borders
Frontiers divide people into nation states leading to an us and them dichotomy. A political elite dominates power and the lexical discourse. Flags become potent symbols of nationalism. Patriotism is...
The Decline of U.S. Global Power
What’s the shelf life of empires? Decades, maybe centuries. All things come to an end. Recall Shelley’s great poem Ozymandias about the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses the Great and his seemingly...
A Writer's Place in Politics
Enron is the Houston-based energy corporation that has had the biggest meltdown in U.S. history. Its takeover of part of India's energy sector created a scandal. Allegations of improprieties abound....
Afghanistan: Endless War
Operation Enduring Freedom, the name of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan is looking more like Operation Enduring Disaster. The New York Times reported, "General McChrystal's plan is a blueprint for...
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