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Under Siege

As I was working today, a news alert showed up saying that North Korea had fired a missile only two weeks after its latest nuclear test.  Some time later the missile was reported to have sailed over Japan and sank … Continue reading

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Interview With A Dictator

Ironically, as I left the movie theater this evening after watching “The Interview,” I was briefly interviewed by a reporter for one of Portland’s local television stations. I do not know if my dry and hopefully witty comments will make … Continue reading

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A Craven Surrender

Yesterday I heard of two surrenders that struck me as representing the lack of moral courage that our society (and I speak here as an American citizen) demonstrates today. Both of them represent an unwillingness to stand for principle and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War For Korea, 1945-1950

The War For Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, by Allan R. Millet Success has a million helpers, but failure is an orphan. It is a telling sign of the author’s modesty and ambition that his book begins with a lengthy … Continue reading

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Boundary Conditions

One of the phenomenon of the crises of 2011 has been the fact that they have not been contained to one or a few countries.  It suggests that there is the feeling (and reality) of “contagion” where the problems of … Continue reading

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The Juggler’s Dilemma

I have never taken up juggling as a hobby, because I don’t feel I have great coordination and because I tend to focus too much on one ball at a time rather than trying to get the whole system of … Continue reading

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Yeonpyeong Island and Fort Sumter: An Essay on Provocation

In the face of war threats from North Korea [1], South Korea promises to conduct artillery drills from Yeonpyeong Island, the island fired upon last month by North Korea’s forces in a move that brought the Korean Penninsula to the … Continue reading

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A Musing On Google Searches

I would like to take this opportunity to update the good readers of my blog on what people are searching for on my site.  According to WordPress, the following are the Google searches that people have made that caused them … Continue reading

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