Monthly Archives: July 2015

Barry’s Blog # 142: The Iran Nuclear Deal, Part Two of Two

Part Two The kings of the world are growing old, and they shall have no inheritors. Their sons died while they were boys, and their exhausted daughters abandoned the sick crown to the mob. Ranier Maria Rilke wrote these words … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 141: The Iran Nuclear Deal, Part One of Two

The Iran Negotiations have been a Circus and a Charade Part One Are you celebrating Barack Obama’s deal with Iran? It is certainly a good thing, but have you had the same experience that I’ve had over several years? Has … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 140: Did the South Win the Civil War? Part Three

Shortly after I posted Part Two of this essay, the Charleston murders occurred. Then came the debate over the Confederate flag and the predictable Republican rants that the South had fought the Civil War primarily over the question of state’s … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 139: A Land Without a People for a People Without a Land, Part Two of Two

From 1948 we have to go back a century to see how our modern thinking developed. In order to invent an ideology that justified the replacement of one people by another, it was necessary to elaborate on several myths. The … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 138: A Land Without a People for a People Without a Land, Part One of Two

Part One There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. – Moshe Dayan Independence Day, 2015. Who or what is America independent of? The king of England? Outmoded standards of … Continue reading

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