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  • Stepping back from the precipice in Eastern Europe

    PARIS -- What has the past year of war inside Ukraine been about? The night of the coup or putsch in Kiev, a member of the Ukrainian parliament called for a law prohibiting the use of the Russian language in Ukraine -- a supremely stupid act, quickly repudiated by his fellows. But was this what the Ukrainian-language majority sought, and for which it had obtained the support of the United States government? Certainly not.
  • Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin

    Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin
    Leaving the Metropolitan Opera recently after hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," I walked past a handful of shivering Ukrainian activists standing in the frigid cold on the sidewalk. They waved...

    President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...

    30-Word rant: 2/14

    The wealthy got tax breaks, and the economy collapsed, the income gap widened and our infrastructure was neglected for lack of money. Shouldn't the wealthy pay more taxes and the middle class less? The United States does not want Russian expansion or...

    America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower

    America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower
    Niccolo Machiavelli, perhaps the shrewdest political philosopher in history, believed that great events were shaped by luck — or "fortuna" as he called this unpredictable force of life. The same actions might produce success or failure, depending on...