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Saturday, 5 November 2016
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by Michael Curtis Harassed as she is by the constitutional and economic problems of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May, like Margaret Thatcher a generation ago, is a lady not for turning.  She is fully capable of stiffening the sinews and summoning up the blood of a ruler to meet and overcome ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2016 8:59 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016
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by Michael Curtis Much of the writing on Jewish history has focused on the complex experience of Ashkenazi Jews, their achievements as well as the discrimination and persecution mounted against them. For generations, Ashkenazi Jews constituted about three quarters of Jews worldwide. Concentrated ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2016 1:39 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Rarely in history has an offer of 13 billion euros been refused by a state or organization. One would think this was an offer that couldn’t be refused. The Government of Ireland entered the book of records on September 2, 2016 by not taking the offered gift. Instead, it decided ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2016 2:31 PM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Few are likely to mistake New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the fount of political wisdom. Even those few must have been astonished by his response to the first of the two incidents in his city on September 17, 2016. In his mode of political correctness, he said that the explosion ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2016 8:28 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 16 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Catholic religious leaders have been making unusually strong statements about Islamist terrorists. Pope Francis, in a ceremony on September 14, 2016, honoring the priest Fr. Jacques Hamel who had been murdered by two Islamist terrorists in his church on July 26, 2016, told his congregation ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 4:20 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis American citizens must have been startled and shocked when a prominent politician, who should know better words, informed them with passionate intensity of the existence of “deplorables” in their ranks.  No doubt some citizens would like the numbers and identity of them in the absurd ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2016 7:23 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis The opening in London of a new British film Anthropoid dealing with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich on May 27, 1942 is a reminder of one of the world’s most evil individuals. At the same time it provides an opportunity to reflect on the consequences and the cost of highly ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2016 5:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 9 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Shakespeare told us that the quality of mercy is not strained, but he did not tell us that the quality of justice in the United States and in Britain regarding Islamic terrorism is not flawless. In both countries recent verdicts of the courts did not fit the crime, nor truly appreciate ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2016 12:54 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Why are United Nations officials so oblivious to their own documents let alone to the truth? This appears to be the case with Nicolay Mladenov, the Bulgarian born UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process. He appears to be unaware of the crucial cornerstone document on ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 2:59 PM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass, an idiot.” He could have been referring to U.S. court decisions that have allowed instigators or abettors of Palestinian terrorism to evade punishment for terrorist actions against ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 4:54 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis In his war-time directive when Britain was facing the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill told his country, “we shall fight on the beaches…we shall never surrender.” France today is divided over the invasion of the sunny beaches of the French Riviera by the burkini, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 2:09 PM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis For the next President of the United States, it is important to take account of two pressing issues, the continuing war in Afghanistan, and the political and strategic intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. At a moment when there is controversy over American policy and ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 5:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 27 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis In 1871 Karl Marx published a pamphlet, The Civil War in France, discussing the fight between the radical Commune radical group that had ruled Paris for a few months and the national government that resulted in more than 20,000 casualties. The Commune attempted to institute political ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/27/2016 11:21 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis It is welcome news when perpetrators of real evil are brought to justice. The civilized world will delight in the fact that in the last month two Islamist terrorists, one repentant, the other defiant, have been prosecuted and convicted for their infamous deeds in courts, one in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2016 1:49 PM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 22 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis Fairy tales can come true, it could happen to those who are lucky and politically naïve at heart. Unfortunately, the Obama administration in its relations with Iran has gone to extremes with impossible schemes and tales that fly in the face of objective reality, and even disregard ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/22/2016 8:26 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 18 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis Predictions are always perilous, especially about the future. Pollsters, either professional organizers or on behalf of their candidates, are understandingly often imperfect in explaining how and why individuals vote the way they do and the reasons for their decision. Most of ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2016 3:38 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis Conspiracy theories never end. People love them and have a compulsion to believe falsities whether for personal or ideological reasons. We are told that Elvis Presley, who is rumored to have died in Memphis on August 16, 1977 is still alive. Some suspect that the photos of Apollo ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/17/2016 6:38 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis On August 12, 2016, Syrian Democratic Forces, Arab and Kurdish fighters liberated the Syrian city of Manbij, near the Turkish border. This stronghold that ISIS had held since early 2014 fell to the liberating forces after two months of heavy conflict. Local citizens had been abused ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2016 4:47 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 14 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis Why is the headquarters of the United Nations still in New York? If it is removed, we’ll have Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island too. Once removed and situated elsewhere, Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, who canceled plans to attend in 2013, can attend meetings of the UN ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2016 8:11 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis In order to form a more perfect understanding of politics in the Middle East and to provide a prescription for American foreign policy concerning the morass in Syria, it is important to appreciate the complexities of the issues raised by the civil war in that country. For the United ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2016 4:07 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 7 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis In one of the great speeches of the 20th century General Charles de Gaulle on BBC Radio on June 18,1940 spoke to the French people after the government of France had capitulated to Nazi Germany. Optimistically, he argued that France would be able in the future to overcome the enemy ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/07/2016 4:59 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 31 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Neither film goers nor political commentators might see much in common between Walt Disney’s colorful and noisy character Donald Duck who has delighted audiences for 70 years and the colorful and noisy personality, Donald Trump, who is starring in the political arena  at the present ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2016 8:35 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Everyone admires the intriguing puzzles and solutions in the stories of Sherlock Holmes. In the Adventures of Silver Blaze the curious incident of the dog that did nothing, did not bark, in the night was the clue towards solving the mystery. Sherlock is needed to solve the mystery ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2016 4:30 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Munich is not a name that conjures up pleasant memories for political shrewdness. On September 30, 1938 the Munich Agreement was signed and the appeasement policies of the Western democracies allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia, and to take actions leading to World ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 5:37 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis On August 7, 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a French television program transmitted a timely warning to his French audience. The fight against terrorism he said was not “Israel’s battle…It’s your battle, it’s the battle of France.” His words were prescient, “if ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 4:48 AM by Michael Curtis
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