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Ukrainian Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 5, 2022 If history has taught us anything, it is that civilizations rise and fall. The ancient Mesopotanians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Incas, Aztecs, were all-powerful in their day. In the post-Christ era, the united Caliphate, the … Continue reading

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War (and other) Crimes

Alan Zendell, May 25, 2022, Most of the civilized world is appalled by the unprovoked violence Russian soldiers have rained on Ukraine. The nonstop shelling of once beautiful, productive cities which Valdimir Putin considers legitimate targets has continued for three … Continue reading

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Servant of the People

Alan Zendell, May 9, 2022 By now, most of us know the remarkable story of Ukrainian President Володимир Зеленський (Volodymyr Zelensky) and how he found himself at the fulcrum of history. But knowing isn’t the same as seeing and feeling. … Continue reading

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Judgment Day

Alan Zendell, April 22, 2022 Whether you favor the Judeo-Christian concept of God, the Quran’s vision of Allah, the philosophy of Gautama Buddha, or nothing of the kind, consider that there’s clearly a lot more to our universe than can … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Endgame

Alan Zendell, April 14, 2022 As a fan and writer of science fiction, I have read several apocalyptic/dystopian novels and published one myself (The Portal, https://https://www.amazon.com/Portal-Alan-Zendell/dp/1523721049.) As reader and writer, I have always been fascinated by the authors’ conceptions of … Continue reading

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Valuing Life

Alan Znedell, April 6, 2022 I just returned from a funeral. Two friends gone in the blink of an eye this winter, very special ones who were a large part of what saved my sanity during COVID and the lockdown. … Continue reading

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After the NATO and European Council Summits

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2022, In 1987, campaigning in the Democratic Primaries for the 1988 Nomination for President, Senator Joe Biden used some lines from a particularly moving speech by British MP Neil Kinnock without attributing them to him. The … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Elephant

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2022, Conventional wisdom in the United States has it that Americans need not fear an accidental launch of nuclear missiles toward another country. It’s not something we can predict accurately, but we’ve seen evidence that our … Continue reading

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Only Courage and Leadership Can Save Us

Alan Znedell, March 16, 2022 Interviewed by the Washington Examiner Tuesday, Donald Trump admitted he’d been wrong (well, not exactly,) about Vladimir Putin. Our former president, who repeatedly referred to himself as a genius who knew more about diplomacy than … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Madman Scenario

Alan Zendell, March 1, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was always going to be a risky proposition with the borders between Ukraine and four NATO countries within shelling and rocket range of the fighting. The risk seems greater now that … Continue reading

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