Here's my latest for CounterPunch. Thanks to Rutgers University Press for the review copy. Better late than never. Here are some excerpts, including the two paragraphs followed by a section entitled The Measure of the Man. Enjoy (or not)! Just before the Lunar New Year, I finally received my review copy of Nothing is Impossible: America’s … Continue reading “Nothing is Impossible” Finds It Impossible to Tell the Truth About Vietnam
Stock Photo by ©kikkerdirk 73977253 Here's my response to someone who had some nice things to say about a recent essay of mine published by University World News and republished by CounterPunch. (Unabridged version here.) Interestingly, and not surprisingly, I guess, I've received some pushback from intelligent people who are 'peaceniks' under normal circumstances but now find themselves … Continue reading Their Madeleine Albright Moment
Here's my latest for CounterPunch. Think of it as a follow-up to this August 2021 essay. Happy reading! Shalom (שלום), MAA
Those who choose to side with the victims and tormented over the victimizers and the tormentors are often the target of scorching criticism from those who accept and support the system as is, be they people of power, or the uncaring legion of the like-minded. This essay is about a former US ambassador to Viet … Continue reading Dishonor by Association: A Red, White, and Blue Object Lesson
NAFSA can do better, much better, than Albright and Powell, tired old US military and political establishment figures who disgraced themselves by lying in the service of their country and who have the blood of innocents on their hands for what they said, did, or failed to say or do. Follow this link to read … Continue reading Article: “Albright & Powell to Speak at Major International Education Conference: What Were They Thinking?”
What Were They Thinking? My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand. The Buddha's Fifth Remembrance from his Five Remembrances (PDF download) I'm pretty sure What Were They Thinking? is going to be the subtitle of an article about the … Continue reading Albright & Powell to Speak at the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference: Say What?