Author Archives: alanpzendell

Trump As Seen By a Brit

Alan Zendell, March 6, 2019 In response to the question: “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump,” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response. It was referred to me by some good friends, … Continue reading

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Madman Diplomacy

Alan Zendell, March 4, 2019 Donald Trump, who never met a boast he couldn’t embrace, recently declared that it was his feigned irrationality that forced Kim Jong Un to negotiate. That was before the second summit between the two men … Continue reading

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Can It Happen Here?

Alan Zendell, February 26, 2018 One of the nearly continuous lessons I learned growing up in post-World War Two New York, was that America was the strongest and most virtuous country on Earth. The idea that America was where the … Continue reading

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Emergency!

Alan Zendell, February 16, 2019 The nation is faced with two emergencies this week. Neither of them is the trumped up entirely specious non-emergency at our border with Mexico. The State of Emergency declared by President Trump is nothing more … Continue reading

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The Big Lie – the Wall

Alan Zendell, February 12, 2019 Throughout his presidency Donald Trump has displayed a disturbing combination of ignorance and narcissism, which was never more apparent than during the January government shutdown and the successive three weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations. Back … Continue reading

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The Battle of the New Yorkers

February 10, 2019 We’ve just begun a two-year-long election campaign during which we will hear about Medicare-For-All and the Green New Deal ad nauseum. No-one wants to be beaten over the head with the debate for twenty-one months, but there’s … Continue reading

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The State of Trump’s Union

Alan Zendell, February 5, 2019 Most of us are engaged in some form of negotiation all the time. Raising our kids, managing relationships with significant others, haggling over the cost of rugs and chickens, negotiating business deals, getting along with … Continue reading

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