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Contextualizing Sexual Harassment

Sexual HarassmentSigmund Freud published his book Civilization and Its Discontents in 1930. Having witnessed World War I, Freud knew that discontent was part and parcel of the human condition. The question he sought to answer was why that was so. 

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‘Seven Forbidden Words’

CensorshipThere is a scene in George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel 1984, where the protagonist, Winston Smith, is having a conversation with a philologist by the name of Syme. Syme is involved in a government effort to restructure the language spoken by the novel’s upper classes, those who have power or work for the ruling party. The language is called “Newspeak.” Syme’s job is to get rid of dangerous words.

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2018 US Foreign Policy: Expect Continuance of Cataract Vision

tillerson-Changes in US administrations, whether they occur quadrennially or extend a full eight years, only have an atmospherics’ impact on foreign relations but seldom, if ever, on foreign policy.  At least, that appears to be the case from the time Ronald W. Reagan assumed the presidency (1981) and, more obviously, since Mikhail (Herod Antipas) Gorbachev gifted to (Salome) America the Soviet Union on a silver platter a decade later, as the head of baptismal communism in the western world.

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Trump’s National Security Strategy

National Security StrategyDuring his national security speech last Monday, December 18th Trump introduced his administration’s new “America First” national security strategy in a surprisingly unaccustomed calm and calculated mannerism that is uncharacteristic of him. Although it seemed that he was well coached, yet, he couldn’t escape his narcissistic tendency and kept denunciating previous administrations while praising his own.

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Trump, Jerusalem and International Law

Jerusalem and International Law It is not easy to write anything new about President Trump’s 6 December 2017 announcement that he - and supposedly the U.S. as a nation - was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After all, plenty of very smart and attentive people have already commented on this decision. I particularly like those who pointed out that Trump's move replicated that of Arthur Balfour.

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Contextualizing Sexual Harassment

Sigmund Freud published his bo...

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‘Seven Forbidden Words’

There is a scene in George Orw...

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2018 US Foreign Policy: Expect Continuance of Cataract Vision

Changes in US administrations,...

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Trump’s National Security Strategy

During his national security s...

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Trump, Jerusalem and International Law

It is not easy to write anythi...

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US Conservatism Metamorphosing Into Shameful Schism

For some of us who had an upbr...

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