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A Hero For Our Time

Alan Zendell, December 22, 2022 As an undergraduate required to study history and philosophy, I was struck by the writings of the early nineteenth century German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, specifically, the idea that has come to be known … Continue reading

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Near Misses

Alan Zendell, November 17, 2022 We’ve all experienced situations that might have resulted in tragedy or disaster but didn’t. Whether we reacted by thanking God or just feeling lucky, we came away shaken, reminded how fragile life and everything we … Continue reading

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The Reality of a Nuclear World Order

Alan Zendell, October 10, 2022 The week after next is Cuban Missile Crisis Week. It will mark sixty years during which the world managed to avoid self-destruction with nuclear weapons. I have vivid memories of the final day of the … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Good From Evil

Alan Zendell, October 5, 2022 It’s often said that, like sausage making, the more you scrutinize politics and diplomacy, the worse they look and smell. A main reason I object to mixing religious and secular education is that religion plants … Continue reading

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Autocrats, Real and Imagined

Alan Zendell, September 22, 2022 The two immediate crises faced by everyone on Earth stem from the same source – the trend toward autocrats and the cults that support them. Our future may hinge on the actions of two men, … Continue reading

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The Trends, They Are A-Changing

Alan Zendell, August 30, 2022 For a year-and-a-half, many Democrats criticized President Biden for being too passive in the face of unrelenting attacks from the right and the extremes within his own party. They asked, “Why doesn’t he fight back?” … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Alan Zendell, August 2, 2022 Some people plan everything they do in agonizing detail. Others, like me, play things by ear, trusting that we can adapt to changing conditions as they arise. That’s not to say we never think about … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Presidents

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2022 This is about two men. One has dedicated his life to serving his country. The other has dedicated his life to serving himself. If they hadn’t both been presidents of the United States, we probably … Continue reading

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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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