Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lessons from America’s Economic Malaise

Great piece from Dave Leonhardt in today’s New York Times on getting real about what works in the economy. When I began covering the American economy 11 years ago, it was the envy of the world. The last 11 years … Continue reading

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The Tea Party: China’s Trojan Horse

I like this piece in the New York Times from Nicholas Kristoff, though I differ from him in seeing the extremism of the Republican and Tea Parties as indeed being a foreign funded and inspired (via Rupert Murdoch) Trojan Horse. … Continue reading

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The China Syndrome: Al Qaeda, Murdoch and Overtaking a Great Power: the USA

My previous mocking of conspiracy theories in past postings shows I have little time for such approaches, mainly because they are evidence proof, as per the cartoon at the foot of this posting that I re-post because it is relevant. … Continue reading

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Peace Poem: Wallace Stevens: The House was Quiet and the World was Calm

This blog is often about violence, war and the opposite of good conflict handling. I came across a marvelous Wallace Stevens poem The House was Quiet and the World Was Calm that captures the essence of a mood of peace. … Continue reading

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The Pending US Economic Collapse and Republican/Tea Party Fundamentalism

Interesting piece in today’s British Observer by Will Hutton on what is about to happen this week to the US and world economies. It is not pretty. If the US cannot service its public debts and defaults, the outcome will … Continue reading

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Burmese Dissident Broadcast: Aung San Suu Kyi

This year’s BBC Reith lectures are by the Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. Hearing her speaking is amazing after so many years of house arrest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012402s/The_Reith_Lectures_Securing_Freedom_2011_Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_Liberty/

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Poetry: Percy Shelley and the Arab Spring

  There is a really interesting piece by Austin Allen on the influence of the poet Shelley on the recent Arab Spring, posted on 3 Quarks Daily from Big Think at http://bigthink.com/ideas/39148 “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” … Continue reading

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