Monthly Archives: January 2011

Eisenhower’s farewell address 50 years later

Exactly 50 years ago President Eisenhower delivered his famous warning about the risks of a large standing Army supported by an equally large military-industrial complex. His warning is more obvious and prescient today even than it was then. For my … Continue reading

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The President’s speech

One of America’s great strengths is its critical introspection, which invariably reacts to and corrects excesses once they become clear. This seems to be happening with the nasty tone and character assassination focus of too much of our so-called public … Continue reading

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PC, Politeness and Candor

Three cheers for the likes of Bruce Fleming “He was fired over his videos, but Capt. Owen Honors did the right thing,” and Kathleen Parker “Leave Twain alone.” In quite different ways each has illuminated the importance of candor when … Continue reading

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Southern Sudan votes for Independence

The independence referendum for Southern Sudan for which an estimated 2 million Sudanese have died over the last 30 years started today wherever Southern Sudanese live. I expect to return next month to continue providing technical assistance on setting up … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Dear Friends, I hope that your year is off to a good start. Like every other year that ever was, this one is full of challenges of each of us, for our country (which ever one it is) and for … Continue reading

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