Deena Stryker

‘Isolated’ Russia Busy Doing Smart Stuff

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American foreign policy pundits and their echo chamber in the press scoffed at Russia’s intervention in Syria: it would be a quagmire. When Russia brought home most of its planes after a successful campaign against ISIS, Americans pretended…

ISIS: A US Cultural Failure

43534534444Reporting from Belgium on the terrorist attacks, MSNBC’s Chris Jansing mentioned how impressed she was at the level of knowledge Europeans appear to have of the American political scene, wondering how great an effect Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim…

The Second US Revolution is Starting

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When the time comes to write the history of the second American revolution – or perhaps the second civil war – no one will be able to say that they didn’t see it coming. It has been building day after day on our television screens: A big, sexually…

Europe Resists Implications of Brussels Attac...

3453453444How many more cities will ISIS have to attack before Europe realizes its survival depends on forcing the US to team up with Russia? During the long decades of the Cold War, Europe was a pawn in the Great Standoff between the two ‘superpowers’…

Hillary and the Arrow of Time

453534444I’ve written about the arrow of time on several occasions. This rule of physics says that time never goes backward, and it has crucial implications for politics, as I show in my book A Taoist PoliticsThe February 19, 2007 blog in which I foresaw…

The EU and a Turkish Rabbit

4534534534534Turkey’s location at the east end of the Mediterranean makes it an obligatory passage between a largely Christian Europe and a largely Muslim Asia. However, since Europe’s initial steps toward a supra-national entity in 1955, there has…

 

Europe is Never Gonna Get it Together!

649444211Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wharton, Capote, Mann, Kafka, Svevo, Hesse, turn over in your graves! The cosmopolitan Europe of Paris, Vienna and Prague only managed to come together briefly over your tombs!  Its thirty-some nations, each with…


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