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The Strategic Imperative of ISIS:
Deal With It Now or Die By It Later

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During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda iteration, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), conceived by Al-Qaeda in Iraq during the […]

Dealing With Barbarism: V-J Day And Beyond

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The Worst Five Years Since World War II

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In spite of the claims by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors regarding his administration’s economic accomplishments, the U.S. economy has grown very slowly in the years since the Great Recession of 2008-09. After four years of slow growth, the latest data reveals that the U.S. economy shrank at a 2.9 percent annual rate during […]

Staging Jedwabne

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Playwright Tadeusz Slobodzianek won Poland’s Nike literary award for his play, Our Class, based on the Jedwabne massacre. The play is being shown in the US, preceded with conciliatory talks by Polish diplomats. A full review of the Los Angeles production is online at www.posteaglenewspaper.com. This is a condensed version. Aquinas writes that the conscience […]