September 11, 2011
The following is a free translation of an article that appeared in Die Welt, a leading German newspaper. The article is about the electoral victory the National Democratic Party in a small, impoverished village in what used to be communist East Germany. Sinc reunification, the former East Germany has lagged behind western Germany in employment […]
September 1, 2011
Most articles about warfare focus on its military aspects. Less frequently discussed is the psychological aspect of warfare, of attempting to influence the attitudes of civilian populations. Sergeant Major Herbert A Friedman did an article on Israli propaganda leaflets and how they are produced. He also provided background information about the leaflets. It is […]
August 30, 2011
Following reports of planned terrorist infiltration from Egypt, Israel has sent ships to its maritime border with Egypt. Meanwhile, Iran has been sending ships to the Gulf of Aden for the stated purpose of stopping piracy.
August 29, 2011
Sultan Knish talks about the slow motion suicide being committed by Western nations as their birth rate dips below replacement level. Using Joe Biden’s China remarks as a departure point, he points out the problem of aging native populations in Europe and America with a shortage of working young people paying into their pension […]
August 23, 2011
With Facebook, Twitter and texting, criminals have more tools at their disposal. What can police do to combat flash mobs?
August 21, 2011
We all know Martha’s Vineyard as a playground for the rich and famous. With Obama and his family there on vacation, it is of course in the spotlight. What is less known is that Martha’s Vineyard has a long and interesting history that reflects on the rest of America on the mainland.
August 9, 2011
Religious people worry about “losing their religion. The New Yorker explores the flip side of the coin, atheists and agnostics whose doubts about their own world view shake the foundations of their own thinking..
August 7, 2011
Is there a law against ordering soldiers to carry unloaded guns in a war zone? There should be.
August 2, 2011
Note to readers: The following article originally appeared in the Svenska Dagebladet in Swedish. It is by Inger Enkvist, who is a professor of Spanish at Lund University.With the aid of Google Translate, I have attempted to get a rough translation to work with. I have then attempted to render the article into […]
August 1, 2011
“The Notorious Meddler” is an extraordinary web site owned by a gifted writer with deep American roots. I discovered him while doing an image search for one of my articles. He writes stories from his family history that are a priceless supplement to history books. His site is a treasure, to which I intend […]
July 28, 2011
Naser Abdo was planing a second Fort Hood Attack. He was a “lone wolf” the hardest type of terrorist to catch. Fortunately, a vigilant gun shop owner warned authorities in time. And fortunately, law enforcement listened when a citizen spoke up.
July 25, 2011
Since Fidel Castro’s brother Raul took over day to day control in Cuba, things have been noticeably changing. James Scudamore reports on the slow, steady pace of change that has resulted from pragmatism, thumb drives and the collapse of communism elsewhere. From the grapevine and personal observations, Scudamore has pieced together a remarkable story.
July 22, 2011
No it is not a Danish cartoonist, but a 76 year old Egyptian Coptic priest who isa Koranic scholar who knows Islamic faith and culture. Muslims worry that he is winning Muslim converts to Christianity at an alarming rate.
July 22, 2011
What is it like these days going through life with the name Sarah Palin? A 20 year old lifeguard in Texas recounts her experiences with humour and amusement. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
July 20, 2011
One normally thinks of wide oceans as being subjects for submarine exploration. Lake Geneva has a shipwreck, underwater canyons and pollutants to small to filter that are now being explored and studied with the help of a submarine owned by the Russian Academy of Sciences.