International Affairs

International Affairs

Tony Blair’s rear guard to Armageddon

Ten years ago, I lobbied House of Commons member Glenda Jackson — the great British actress who had turned to politics — and asked if England was fully informed about the apocalyptic, millennialist, religious visions rising in America, especially from rural folk-radio preachers in the Appalachian hills and hollers where I’d spent the previous decade.

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Israel should boycott America

History is what remains when everything else falls away and then it begins to make sense. Our times, the times which began at Yalta and are ending today, might be recalled for one Zen moment in June 1967.

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Dumb 'intellectuals'

The American Studies Association is a bad joke, and its controversial new policy is a bad example of distorted thinking.

The ASA’s academic boycott of Israel "discriminates against Israeli scholars by virtue of their nationality," ...

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Bush, Kerry, Israel: Who’s afraid of Samantha Power?

There will be hidden serendipity for Israel. Israel now rises away from being an American friend and goes alone. It was always Israel’s destiny to do so since Jews began to move from Spain and Europe homeward to Israel 500 years ago.

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Mao II: China’s rising generation

What is China up to? It has declared dominance over the tiny symbolic islands in the East China Sea and challenged its neighbors and the U.S.

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Women raped in crisis or conflict

The history of rape in conflict situations is truly horrendous. It is not new, but it is now being talked about and investigated and prosecuted.

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China and the new 'Cold War'

The New York Times says China’s new incursions in the South China Sea have a familiar ring: “As in the Cold War, the immediate territorial dispute seems to be an excuse for a far larger question of who will exercise influence over a vast region.”

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