Revolution University

Foreign Policy has a beautiful article called “Revolution U” on the Center for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). The group grew out of The Serbian resistance – Otpor, which means Resistance. The tactics they teach and have taught in over 50 countries) are a distillation of clear nonviolent revolution of the sort which was successful in Tunisia and Egypt.

I have long . . . → Read More: Revolution University

Values and Interests

It occurs to me that the whipsawing of the US position on Egypt over the past few weeks was due to a perceived conflict between our values and our interests.

There are legitimate interests in the stability of Egypt: the treaty and continued peace with Israel, the Suez canal, the bulwark against terrorism and Islamic extremism.

On the other hand there are the . . . → Read More: Values and Interests

War as the solution to our woes

In which David S. Broder suggests it is both politically expedient and economically prudent to foster a war with Iran. I sincerely hope that the war parachute will not need to be used to halt this current free fall. . . . → Read More: War as the solution to our woes