No News Is Good News: Yemen

After being urged to look into the current headlines regarding the situation in Yemen, by a learned and knowledgeable friend, I discovered that Saudi Arabian jets were bombing Iran-backed rebel forces in Yemen. I hadn’t even known that Saudi Arabia even had an air force.   Shows what I know. I admit, it’s “news”, but is …

Egyptian Revolution: The World Is Our Country

How can I know the truth about what’s going on in Egypt, and what I ought to think? How can I know the truth of what’s happening anywhere around the world, even here in a city I reside in? I read different takes on what the US should do, what the West needs to do, …

The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia

Last year I rented an acclaimed documentary whose trailer had completely sold me, on a topic I’m passionately curious about.  I learned very little from it.  Cannibal Warlords of Liberia changed how I viewed warfare and war makers; the world; the history of the world; the Third World; the First World; and documentary cinema.  It’s …

Quotes on a World Parliament or Government

The author of World Federation Through A Global Referendum suggested his book; I found it full of great quotes: “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future.” – Winston Churchill “There is an increasing awareness of the need for …

On GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, though men seldom noticed when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were.” – GONE WITH THE WIND GONE WITH THE WIND is the surprisingly compelling story of Scarlett O’Hara, a spoiled princess whose hands have never held any implement beyond an embroidery needle and whose bare skin has …