Sarko, the waffle and the future of France

Sarko, the waffle and the future of France

Wesley Pruden Nothing focuses a politician’s mind like staring at oblivion, and reluctantly contemplating himself at the center of that dark and dreary place. Though it may be too late to save himself, Nicolas Sarkozy is scared contrite and humble, a remarkable precedent for a French president. On the eve of Sunday’s voting, he offered […]

Socialists gone wild, East and West

Socialists gone wild, East and West

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] As more detail seeps around The Great Firewall Beijing masters once thought would suppress all dissident China blogging — and contradictory explanations emanate from Party sources — the case of Bo Xilai and his wife becomes all too familiar. For those who have tried to follow happenings over the […]

A U.S. president who placed his own interests above those of the nation he leads

A U.S. president who placed his own interests above those of the nation he leads

Lev Navrozov Before Hitler invaded Russia, a fair answer to the question “Who’s going to win World War II?” would be Hitler’s Germany. Its military science and technology were developed more than in any other country. But history ruled otherwise — Hitler was defeated. Germany’s “military leader”, Adolf Hitler, considered himself to be the most […]

Missile fizzle: Fitting symbol of a bizarre failure in top-down government

Missile fizzle: Fitting symbol of a bizarre failure in top-down government

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In the bizarre ritual of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a recent rocket launch was intended to put the icing on the dynastic cake of the centennial birthday celebrations of the late dictator Kim Il-Sung. The world press had been invited to the reclusive neo-Stalinist state, and the […]

Technology, the essential tool of rogue states

Technology, the essential tool of rogue states

Sol W. Sanders [See Archive Technology is politically and ideologically neutral. It would be comforting to believe increasing levels of technology alone could solve social and political problems and make the world a better place. But history has proved that false, alas! again and again. When German scientists with their traditional leadership in chemistry invented […]

Unmistakable signs of dictatorship, here in the United States

Unmistakable signs of dictatorship, here in the United States

Lev Navrozov I left “Soviet Russia” with my family at the first opportunity, for we felt that the creeping “half-dictatorship” under which we lived was a precursor of the full-blown, cruel dictatorship it used to be during Stalin’s times. We lived through those horrible forebodings, and felt unbelievably lucky to have escaped from that hell […]

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch In an April 4th New York Times op ed article, Tom Friedman endorsed what he designated to be “non-violent resistance by Palestinians” against Israel. He added that Palestinians need to “accompany every boycott, hunger strike or rock they throw at Israel with a detailed map” delineating their territorial demands. […]

And now proof, if any was needed: All is not well with China and its secretive regime

And now proof, if any was needed: All is not well with China and its secretive regime

Sol W. Sanders [See Archive Authoritarian governments are paranoid, but just because they are, as the saying goes, doesn’t mean they aren’t threatened. The Chinese regime is no exception. We currently see a demonstration in shadowy but slashing decisive action by a normally ultracautious regime to purge a leading member. This political drama results from […]

A thing called freedom: Does Barack Obama control the United States?

A thing called freedom: Does Barack Obama control the United States?

Lev Navrozov Some centuries ago, there originated a thing called freedom in some countries of Western Europe — and in particular in Great Britain and later in the United States. The founders of the United States created a unique society allowing a maximum amount of liberty for the individual and restricting government involvement into the […]

To NY Time’s Friedman and ‘experts’: Explain again why ‘Arab Spring’ was a dream come true

To NY Time’s Friedman and ‘experts’: Explain again why ‘Arab Spring’ was a dream come true

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New York Times’ Tom Friedman and many others, are perhaps now wondering if they were right to do so. Hosni Mubarak was certainly an […]

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