Tagged: world peace

Making Iran Deadly Again

Making Iran Deadly Again

  It would be sheer sabotage to blow up the Iran nuclear agreement. And that’s what Trump seems about to do. Egged on by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Trumplike prime minister, the US president is...

Nuclear War or Sanctions?

Nuclear War or Sanctions?

  So Russia has developed a new, improved nuclear missile and Putin is threatening the rest of the world with it. He’ must be a bigger fool than I thought he was. Unless its warhead is...

Peace Through Sports

Peace Through Sports

  You may have heard the story about German and English soldiers suspending hostilities for a soccer match during World War I. I was reminded of that story recently when I heard North Korea is taking...

Is Trump a Moron?

Is Trump a Moron?

  The ongoing fuss over the secretary of state’s description of Trump as “a moron” is neglecting the question at the heart of the matter: Is the president of the United States a moron?...

Trivializing a Deadly Impasse

Trivializing a Deadly Impasse

  With the spread of social media, the shallowest and silliest aspects of human nature are on widespread display. And the mainstream media are exploiting the silliness. So when Trump calls Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man”...

Why Words Matter

Why Words Matter

  It’s not only what we say that matters; it’s also how we say it. Some words are toxic, some are benign. Here’s an example. If someone says, “blessed are the peacemakers,” you’ll probably nod...

It’s a No-Win Fight, America

It’s a No-Win Fight, America

  Once, long ago, I was driving home in Toronto late at night after playing cards with my sister Elizabeth and her husband Wendell, when a convertible full of young men swerved in front of me...

As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

As Russia and China Flex Their Muscles

The Chinese are warning that they will ultimately annex Taiwan, and I don’t doubt for a minute that they will. After all, who is to stop them? The conventions that have provided a safety...