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The American dream has emigrated to Europe

The American dream has emigrated to Europe

To anyone who grew up in the Cold War, the rhetoric of the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential candidates is strangely familiar. The United States, they warn, is threatened by an alien ideology.  What’s startling is that the bogeyman this time around is not resurgent and increasingly hostile Russia, but Western Europe – Washington’s closest and […]

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The Model for Palestine 2011 – Israel in 1949

The Model for Palestine 2011 – Israel in 1949

Global stability is held hostage to years of savage terrorism and de facto war in a small corner of the Middle East. The crisis leads to a tense vote before the United Nations, over whether a new member-state should be recognized in the region, with a formal mandate to defend its interests and negotiate viable […]

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Beyond the elections in Massachusetts

A sinister force has been set loose on America, and its latest manifestation is the newly elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown. In the past month, I spent three weeks on seasonal visits to friends and relatives from Texas, the Carolinas and Florida, culminating in the final days of the campaign to succeed the […]