Can Anything Unite the United Kingdom?

Dec 11, 2019

For all its complexity, everyone understands what the US is. But what is the United Kingdom? Most people around the world have never quite understood what geographical and political unity is referred to in its name. Nor do they understand the question of where its boundaries are located....

Is “Wokeness” Killing Yoga?

Dec 06, 2019

Recently, I came upon a blog written by a well known yoga teacher by the name of Gregor Maehle. In it, Maehle berates Sharath Rangaswamy, a young Indian teacher who, as it turns out, is the grandson of the late Pattabhi Jois, founder of Mysore Ashtanga yoga. Several women had come out with...

Nuclear Weapons: The Lies and Broken Promises

Dec 02, 2019

When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas this September that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran...

Will Trump Defend the Sacred Name of Black Friday?

Nov 29, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced a true bombshell this week when he informed the crowd he was addressing  at a speech in Florida that it was time to prepare their defense in the growing “war on Thanksgiving.” Trump didn’t bother to mention who was waging this war, possibly because he...

Do Americans Want a President Who Fights?

Nov 28, 2019

The controversy over US President Donald Trump’s pardoning of three soldiers accused of war crimes reveals more than the confrontation of two contrasting interpretations of the law and the limits of executive power. As he does with so many questions of policy and political reasoning, Trump has...

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