Category Archives: War

President-elect Trump and Israel

If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to put himself, his family and the rest of the United States in IS’s terrorist sights, he could hardly have found a better way than sending Jewish attorney David Friedman to Israel as his Ambassador. … Continue reading

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Denial and the inconvenience of reality

Denial is the refusal to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion or to admit it into consciousness. We use it to defend ourselves from knowing what we do not want to know. If pushed, we may respond with anger, until … Continue reading

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Creating peace

For a viable future to be possible we must, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said many years ago, learn to live together as brothers, or we will perish together as fools. The reason why is clear: the destructive power of … Continue reading

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Making Peace

“True peace,” the founder of Panasonic wrote in one of his books, “is not a state of non-war. Peace is a state in which people understand each other, help each other, and share wisdom and power with each other;” (Konosuke … Continue reading

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The Ugly American

In 1958, Eugene Burdick and William J. Lederer wrote a book that became a multi-million copy bestseller for its exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. The book’s title, “The Ugly American” became iconic for the way … Continue reading

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Using wars to find peace.

World War One began a hundred years ago. Billed as “The war to end all wars,” it was but the beginning of more than one hundred years of continuous war fought somewhere, wars that have cost trillions of dollars and killed … Continue reading

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