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Stability

Alan Zendell, May 10, 2018 We know from physics that there are several ways to achieve stability in physical systems, and that principle translates well into the world of politics and human affairs. One way to achieve stability is for … Continue reading

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A Faustian Bargain

Alan Zendell, May 1, 2018 One of the clichés of modern life is “be careful what you wish for.” The problem isn’t so much with our wishes as with how far we’re willing to go to realize them, and once … Continue reading

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The Macron/Trump Bromance

Alan Zendell, April 25, 2018 I don’t know where French President Emmanuel Macron stays when he’s in Washington but I imagine he wishes his suite included a soundproofed room. It’s easy to picture him returning from his day with President … Continue reading

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Guns And Nukes

Alan Zendell, March 12, 2018 I learned important lessons about guns and nuclear weapons when I was growing up. Living across the street from a Brooklyn firehouse as a child, I was frequently awakened in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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Jerusalem

Alan Zendell, December 6, 2017 There’s a cliché in competitive sports like gymnastics and swimming that you never want to go first because the judges won’t award a perfect score to anyone until they’ve seen all the favorites perform. The … Continue reading

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Raqqa

Alan Zendell, October 17, 2017 Where, a mere five years ago, a thriving city of a quarter million (and more including its environs) stood on the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria, this is what’s there now. . Somehow, the world … Continue reading

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War Drums

Alan Zendell, October 8, 2017 Back in the 1960s, Donald Trump and I were among millions of young American men who did everything possible to avoid being drafted and sent to Vietnam. At least according to interviews published decades later, … Continue reading

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