It’s Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

Oct 18, 2019

Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless US wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather, Trump talks a whole lot about endless wars but doesn’t do...

Making America White Again?

Oct 03, 2019

August 2009: I press the doorbell. The dimness of the inner light and oriental fragrances give me a pleasant surprise. African jewelry hangs from the walls and Persian carpets pave the ground. I close my eyes. With the frantic speed of remembrance, music transports me to the alleys of Istanbul,...

It’s Time to Be Climate Smart

Sep 23, 2019

World Peace Day, which is marked every year on September 21, has just passed. The chance to do some soul-searching with regards to the state of peace on our planet is as important as ever before. For all the relative calmness and progress of the second half of the 20th century and the early...

Gently Down the Stream of Trump’s Consciousness

Sep 10, 2019

Conventional wisdom sees literature as an author’s imaginative attempt to reflect the world. “Art imitates life” goes the saying. On certain occasions, reporters of the news, surprised by the stories they cover, speak about life imitating art or history aping literature. Great literary...

The Puerto Rico Crisis: A Reflection of a Flawed US Democracy

Aug 27, 2019

On August 2, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló of the New Progressive Party (NPP) — nominally affiliated with the Democrats, although once linked to the Republicans under Governor Luis Ferré Aguayo — finally resigned. The decision came after weeks of mass protests over the island’s...

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