Jan 3, 2013
From the time Alfred Mahan wrote his classic work on naval power at the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, this two ocean nation relied on sea power to protect its territory at home and its interests abroad.
Dec 19, 2012
Although the truce between Gaza and Israel didn’t lead to an unequivocal result, Israeli officials said they destroyed most rocket launchers and Gazan leaders maintain the settlement means they resisted the Israeli offensive and have been emboldened by their relative success.
Dec 11, 2012
Just what is the Nobel Peace Prize committee up to? In giving the prize to the European Union (EU) the Norwegians comprising the decision making committee made themselves a laughing stock . . . again.
Dec 4, 2012
For two weeks I lived in a cramped hotel room happy to have a place other than my home. An office I have had for a decade was off-limits. And a neighborhood I have come to love was damaged beyond recognition. Sandy invaded lower Manhattan.
Nov 14, 2012
In Jacques Barzun’s masterwork on cultural history he describes modernity as decadent. Pitirim Sorokin’s narrative of contemporary society includes sensate culture, a belief that the senses are superordinated over ideas and beliefs.
Oct 22, 2012
This presidential campaign season is a time for clarification. If campaigns have any value over and above the megaphone effect of why one candidate is more desirable than the other, it is the chance to use a campaign as an educational forum.
Oct 15, 2012
In the recent book, "Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended To Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It," by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, the authors identify reforms that could make a difference in dealing with this ticklish racial issue that are eminently sensible.
Oct 11, 2012
There has been much speculation about Mitt Romney’s private statement about the 47 percent of the electorate “who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it.