My Dinner with Mahmoud

Posted on October 31, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

What follows is a letter I sent today to the Central Recorder, the student newspaper at Central Connecticut State University, in New Britain CT., where I teach history. The letter was written in response to an article in the paper describing the dinner in New York last month, hosted by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, [...]

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“‘The most pro-Israel American president’ would shed no tears if Israel was destroyed

Posted on September 3, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-4276276,00.html The above is a link to an article stating that the Obama Administration has informed the Iranian government indirectly that the United States will not support an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if Iran does not use the strike as a pretext to harm American interests in the Persian Gulf. This comes after [...]

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An Absence of Courage and Character

Posted on July 2, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | 4 Comments

There is now considerable evidence, reported by Jan Crawford on “Face the Nation” last Sunday, and by others as well, that Chief Justice John Roberts changed his opinion in the Obamacare decision because he feared that the Supreme Court would be damaged — the way it supposedly was after Bush v. Gore in 2000 –if [...]

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P.S. to my Jerusalem Post op-ed on the Munich analogy and the 5P + 1 talks

Posted on June 8, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

The appeasers, whatever their failings, which were considerable, were nonetheless not hypocrites and liars. Neville Chamberlain never claimed he was acting on Czechoslovakia’s behalf: that it somehow would be better off without half its territory and population. In his policy on the Middle East, President Obama, by contrast, claims to be acting not only in [...]

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The Munich Analogy and the P5 + 1 Talks on Iran

Posted on June 3, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

My most recent op-ed, this one In the Jerusalem Post (June 4, 2012): http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=272553 As a professional historian, I normally do not place much stock in historical analogies. They usually obscure and confuse more than they clarify. But in the case of the recent P5 + 1 talks in Baghdad that will resume in Moscow [...]

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Symposium on Putin

Posted on February 17, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

The text of a symposium that appeared online today in Frontpage Magazine on the current prime minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in which I was among the participants, can be accessed at: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/17/symposium-putin-forever/print/

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Muslim Cab Drivers and Religious Liberty

Posted on February 14, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

The article below by Mark Steyn, which appears on the National Review website [http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/290806], show very well the authoritarian temperament of President Obama, who complained recently about the restraints the constitution imposes on his freedom of action. One can only hope that the institutions of our government — the congress and the judiciary — can [...]

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The Indecency of Barack Obama

Posted on February 14, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

In all I have read condemning Obamacare for requiring Catholic institutions, through the health insurance of their employees, to provide contraceptives and abortifacients that Catholicism considers anathema, I am not aware of anyone questioning why they should be given free of charge while medicines that treat actual diseases, some potentially fatal, have to be paid [...]

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The President’s Deadly Obsession

Posted on November 16, 2011 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

A common conclusion in the commentary on President Obama’s denigration of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the G-20 summit conference in France two weeks ago – in which Obama said he, too, was “fed up” with Netanyahu after French President Sarkozy called Netanyahu a liar – is that it revealed Obama’s true feelings not only [...]

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The Longstanding Mendacity of Colin Powell

Posted on September 8, 2011 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Jennifer Rubin, who blogs for the Washington Post, has written a devastating critique of Colin Powell’s conduct during and after the investigation of the leak revealing Valerie Plame’s employment at the CIA. Even though he knew the leaker was his deputy, Richard Armitage. Powell, to his eternal disgrace, remained silent even after Lewis Libby, Vice-President [...]

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