Who Is Barack Obama?

I profiled Barack Obama on Feb. 26, 2008 in Asia Times Online. This essay caused more revulsion and anguish than all the rest of my “Spengler” writings put together. I stand by every word, and believe that subsequent events validate the analysis. Obama is a Third World anthropologist . . . . Continue Reading »

Obamalypse for Israel

There is an Obamalyptic tone at the White House. The president put the all the chips he owned in domestic politics on the table for a health care bill opposed by more than 60% of polled voters, and now he has thrown all his foreign policy chips into the pot in order to humiliate a close American . . . . Continue Reading »

The East on the West

Of interest to some of you: the Patterson Triennial Conference for the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue, titled Orthodox Constructions of the West . It is being held at Fordham University in the Bronx from June 28th to 30th. The first conference was held in 2007, and the papers are being published . . . . Continue Reading »

A People of the App?

This past Sunday, I did something generally considered verboten in conservative evangelical circles. I went to church without my Bible. No, I haven’t cast aside the primacy of the Word in exchange for platitudes, and my reading of the Scriptures was no less than on any given Sunday.  The . . . . Continue Reading »

Not to change the subject or anything ...

This came up in my tweet_stream last night:I’m sure my friend Paul Edwards will deal with that question a few times in the next few weeks (and until the legislation is either overturned or something much worse happens), but I read that question a few times and was left scratching my . . . . Continue Reading »

African Lessons

Readers who enjoyed Matthew Hanley’s Should Catholic Charities Settle for Harm Reduction? , today’s On the Square article, may also want to read his new book Affirming Love, Avoiding AIDS: What Africa Can Teach the West , soon to be published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. . . . . Continue Reading »

The United States of Brooklyn, NH

From StrangeMaps : The US is one of the world’s biggest countries, with one of the world’s most numerous populations [1]. The 23rd Census of the United States, now under way, will provide us with updated information on the current size of America’s population, but until then, . . . . Continue Reading »