Governmental Dysfunction Rises with Time


The US Constitution with the Bill of Rights dates from 1789.  All of the safeguards against central government growth and ability to indebt the country have been eroded.  Today the Federal national debt is $30 trillion, about two times the gross d

Towards Multipolarity


The Nato dismemberment of Yugoslavia and the creation of Kosovo in 1999 demonstrated the weakness of international law and of the United Nations as the big powers could get by within an international order which is essentially anarchic where might

Sixth column


The term of "the fifth column" which appeared in the period of the Spanish Civil War, is used widely and actively in international mass media.

Some Thoughts on Pacifism


Christian Michel has posed the question: “Is pacifism not only inept, but also morally abhorrent (evil everywhere should always be fought)?”