By Petrarch | Feb 5, 2008 | 6
Americans complain about the lack of true leaders and of today's poll-driven politicians. But if American is a democracy, isn't that exactly how it is supposed to work?
By Petrarch | Jan 24, 2008 | 14
George W Bush, lambasted as the destroyer of peace in the Middle East, may preside over the most welcome development there since the Second World War.
By Demosthenes | Dec 31, 2007 | 7
The recent, less-than-informed coverage of the death of Benazir Bhutto reminds us of Neville Chamberlain's infamous comment about Czechsolovakia as " a faraway country about which we know nothing."
By Petrarch | Dec 5, 2007 | 7
By taking this preposterous action, the CIA has provided a signal service.
By Petrarch | Nov 26, 2007 | 0
Unlimited money, unlimited visibility, unlimited clout - what could possibly go wrong?
By Petrarch | Nov 19, 2007 | 1
Somehow, we have reached the point where we view democracy and elections as ends in themselves. But they aren't.
By Petrarch | Sep 21, 2007 | 1
Virtually everyone who is anyone in American politics and media has roundly condemned any thought that Iran's President Ahmadinejad should be allowed to desecrate Ground Zero with his noisome presence. They are making a mistake.