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Living in Interesting Times

Alan Zendell, June 29, 2021 The phrase, “We live in interesting times” is an ironic warning about coming uncertainty and jeopardy. Whether or not it was originally a Chinese curse, the implication is that war and chaos are a lot … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2021 Marriages break up for various reasons, the most common of which is “irreconcilable differences.” That’s another way of saying that in the absence of flagrant adultery or spousal abuse, couples drift apart, and rather than … Continue reading

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The Aftermath: Dead Kurds and ISIS Renewed

Alan Zendell, October 15, 2019 When Vice President Mike Pence announced that he’d been instructed by President Trump to lead a delegation to Turkey, he was quick to assure Americans that Trump did not give Turkish President Erdoğan a “green … Continue reading

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Locked and Loaded

Alan Zendell, September 16, 2019 A couple of weeks ago I was with an old friend who is currently well-placed in Defense Department circles. He’s a scientist, not  prone to hyperbole, wild speculation, or making assertions without sound bases. So … Continue reading

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Russia

Alan Zendell, April 11, 2017 Stephen F. Cohen is a Professor Emeritus in Russian Studies from Princeton and New York Universities. Over the last few months he’s often been interviewed on cable and network news programs concerning the charges that … Continue reading

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Warcraft and Governance

Alan Zendell, February 20, 2017 On February 7th of this year, the lead article in James Hohmann’s The Daily 202 (a daily news capsule put out by The Washington Post) was Five books to Understand Stephen K. Bannon. The week … Continue reading

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