Folly of Foregoing Knowledge

- August 20, 2015

“Happy is the Man Who Has Gained Knowledge through History.” Euripides coined that phrase over two millenia ago, yet it remains just as timely today […]

Erdogan’s Tour de Force

- August 17, 2015

Pardon an old diplomat’s resort to the once de rigeur foreign language of his profession; only tour de force can properly describe Turkish President Erdogan’s […]

Why Now I’m Defending Trump

- August 15, 2015

I have been writing negative things against Donald Trump for years now. It all started when he became a “birther” – perpetuating the absurd notion […]