Archive for November 2015

Syria’s fateful centenary.

While the sun shone through the clouds of London, it remained bitterly cold, though unseasonably dry. It was November 23, 1915. Into the Foreign Office strode François Georges-Picot, a seasoned twenty-year diplomat, and fresh off of his assignment as Consul-General…Continue Reading →

Need in a land of Plenty.

What is currency? It is imaginary little numbers in computers and printed on pieces of paper that determine how a society allocates its resources. Currently, America has more empty houses than it has homeless people. America grows much more food…Continue Reading →

Terrorism.

I have that lurching feeling in my stomach like I’m falling. And an ache in my chest that can’t go away. And that feeling in my head like I’m about to get struck by lightning. I’m hoping that the perpetrators…Continue Reading →