Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

Shirin Ebadi: Islamic Heroes Of Persia

We know of their names from the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe:  Lech Walesa, Vaclav Haval and hosts of other artists, poets, playwrights who numbered the nameless among the Soviet onslaught that became the Warsaw Pact.  The ‘great noble … Continue reading

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A Review Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Agenda: Success Or Failure?

Their are plenty of signs from which to divine an assessment of Obama’s ‘engagement’ with what it saw as Bush’s tainted idealism.  Ironically the extended hand to Beijing, Moscow and Teheran has paid very little dividend toward enlarging the range … Continue reading

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Why Stocks Will Rise 2010: Reading The Financial Future

I’ve continuously written how specialists live and think in a vacuum.  I’ve also written to explain why this is so deadly in a decentralized political economy that the U.S. has morphed into. Why will stocks rise in the immediate future? … Continue reading

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The Center Of Gravity For Turkey

The term ‘center of gravity’ is now a Cartesian term used as exclusive informed jargon for specialists in the field of international relations.  It began during the Clinton administration and is still used today to seek the criteria of intelligibility … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez Exhumes Simon Bolivar in Venezuela

Anyone with a great education has read Leo Strauss’ ‘Natural Right & History’.  It is the premier text to excoriate anyone who either firmly believes or applies a rigid ‘historicism’.  Throughout the opening first chapter Strauss was formidable enough to … Continue reading

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Malaysia & The Future Of Islam

Islam is not monolithic.  It over appears this way in regions dominated by autocracies.  Malaysia is the finest example outside the Near East of a flourishing Islamic ally.  Malaysia is today at a crossroads regarding its ability to manage how … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Democratic Future: Omar Fadhil al-Hidawi Weighs In

Omar Fadhi al-Hidawi (pronouced Hee-daw-wee) has written about Iraq as a bulwark against the a theocratic Persia in The Wall St. Journal (August 04, 2010) we are witnessing the rise of a very stable democracy effectively squeezing Iran on two … Continue reading

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