The Middle East Civil War: What Next?

mdlestcvlwrTwo generations ago, back when Gamal Abdel Nasser stirred the hearts of third world nationalists all over the globe, there was a term that gained widespread currency: Pan Arabism.

Pan Arabism was the idea the Arab world could be united around a set of common interests and [...]

The Politics of Symbolism

dnldstrlngThe Donald Sterling issue is only the latest example of how symbolism over substance is distorting the national conversation about race, class, and economic reality. We have gone from caring about substance to caring about appearances – to such a degree, in fact, that we can turn [...]

JFK and Conspiracies

Officer J.D. Tippit

Officer J.D. Tippit

This is part II of my thoughts on JFK and his assassination, with the 50th anniversary of the president’s death only recently passed. Certainly, and regrettably, the conspiracy folks had their day in the sun…again.

I have indicated that I [...]






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