Paul F. deLespinasse

Jul 18, 2017
Despite Marxism's colossal failure in practice, it retains one appealing feature: its vision of a classless society.

Jul 11, 2017
Perhaps the best way to influence other countries will be for us to set such a great example in our domestic and foreign policies that people everywhere can't resist wanting to emulate our institutions. If that is to be our approach, however, we obviously have a lot of work to do right here at home.

Jul 3, 2017
Wars and revolutions are terrible ways to achieve political goals. Yet America's principal political holiday celebrates our war for independence.

Jun 27, 2017
We need to cut way back or even end our military interventions in the Mideast. The less our forces are engaged in Islamic countries, the harder it will be for terror-meisters to recruit home grown radicals in the U.S. and the lower their interest in sending in terrorists.

Jun 20, 2017
Leaders are not candid about the new terrorism. After every new attack, they wax indignant, vowing to do more. Putting more police in our cities won't do. Terrorists simply attack in places remaining unguarded. For now, honesty requires our leaders to speak unpleasant truths.

Jun 13, 2017
"King Charles III" reminds us that not all democracies are republics and that democratic leaders can undermine freedoms necessary for democracies to function. Ironically, the play finds an unelected leader who has been trying to prevent elected politicians from destroying freedoms.

Jun 6, 2017
In recent presidential elections, Iranians overwhelmingly gave a reformist candidate a second term. The same weekend, President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia. Flying on to Europe, Trump might have arranged a brief stopover at Tehran's airport.

May 30, 2017
Single payer advocates should be the last people to perpetuate the current misunderstanding of who is paying for insurance. There is a strong case to be made for an improved Medicare for All, but those who favor it should concentrate on the many good arguments for it and avoid false arguments.

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