Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. Pres. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy. With its 90 million people and traditional role as the intellectual leader … [Read more...] about The Egyptian Bet
Sol W. Sanders
Rebuilding America’s role
The growing clash between the Presidency and the U.S. Senate– including prominent Democrats as well as Republicans—is the opening guns in an effort to restore American world leadership. After the aberration of the Obama renunciation and repudiation … [Read more...] about Rebuilding America’s role
The Obama Persian Mystery
Obscured by all the hullabaloo over the Congressional speaking invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the more fundamental mystery of the Obama Administration’s Iranian strategy. Laying aside the increasingly evident incompetence … [Read more...] about The Obama Persian Mystery
Why a Possible Demise of Pax Americana?
It was a cold, rainy and miserable day--either late 1951 or early 52. I was unemployed but had taken part-time work to help do a piece of market research for a friend’s firm. With my little clipboard, I was importuning what we thought would be an … [Read more...] about Why a Possible Demise of Pax Americana?
The History of History*
Historians cheat. Mostly, they reconstruct the story of our past as a straightforward narrative with a beginning, middle, and sometimes even an end. What they don’t usually tell us is that a great deal more was going on than that single narrative of … [Read more...] about The History of History*
Semantics? Not on our lives!
Yeah, it’s a big joke! The most amateurish hacks performing as government spokesmen, whether it is an arrogant but totally incompetent campaign apparatchik at the State Department, the White House’s befuddled spokesmen, or the embarrassed uniformed … [Read more...] about Semantics? Not on our lives!
Obama is Cool*
No, I do not wake up in the morning with this question foremost on my mind. But rarely does a day pass without my putting it to myself: "Why does President Barak Hussein Obama still command the support of half the electorate?" Of course, one … [Read more...] about Obama is Cool*
Left: Detainees praying at the military prison, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In any litany of the failures of policy of the Obama Administration, the question of Guantánamo ranks high on the list. The Bush Administration, in the white heat of post-9/11, … [Read more...] about Obama=Incoherence*
Islam Is the Problem*
The worship of Mohammed’s followers throughout their history has rarely constituted a religion of peace, contrary to repeated statements by leaders in the West – above all President Barack Hussein Obama. These have been made in their pursuit of … [Read more...] about Islam Is the Problem*
The U.S. Polity: A Wonky Fit*
The polls tell us that those Americans interested in politics are split almost evenly into two groups: those who approve of President Barak Hussein Obama’s leadership and those critical of it. Further analysis shows something quite basically … [Read more...] about The U.S. Polity: A Wonky Fit*