by Jane Briggs-Bunting; illustration by Paul Szep As the ground and air war continues in Libya, I received an email from a former colleague and friend from the Detroit media. He related how […]
Libya's revolt has parallels to Hungary, 1956
by Jane Briggs-Bunting As the battle for freedom and control wages in Libya, it brings to mind the popular uprising in Hungary in October 1956. Never heard of it? Not surprising. It’s […]
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
Obama's Nobel and the glory of good intentions
It isn’t Denis Mukwege, the doctor who’s treated at least 21,000 rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He’s the only doctor there who does such treatment and the hospital he […]
Peace through cluster munitions
Gaza is now full blown. The US of A blocked the Security Council resolution…will wonders never cease? And still no word from the president to be, who’s now in D.C. and must […]
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the final solution?
I’m continually appalled, although no longer surprised, by what both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (“the conflict” from now on) are willing to do. Islamic Jihad sends a suicide bomber and blows […]
Enough with the "historic election"
It’s official – I’m already sick of hearing about this “historic election.” It’s better than hearing about “historical” elections as Ken Jennings has complained, I suppose – at least “historic” refers to […]
Russia's Folly: How their annexation of South Ossetia shows their weakness
There’s a game I used to play with my geopolitics university students. I’d get them to form a circle and then I’d ramble about in the middle linking them up with black […]