centurion chronicle
July 2, 2018

Item 18 – Jun 2018

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STILL SEARCHING FOR ITS PLACE… (in this new world order of things) America’s transition from its global preeminence in the 20th century, into this 21st one, has not been easy. Even as we approach the quarter cdentury of it, America

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June 15, 2018

Item 17 – 2018

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TIPTOEING FORWARD… (…into some semblance of peaceful co-existence) Regardless of his twitter-feed style of personal invective and incivility, President Trump must be given credit for his performance at the recent historic summit meeting in Singapore with North Korea’s leader Kim

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June 15, 2018

Item 16 – May 2018

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A TREASURE TROVE OF INSIGHTS (…from our archives of 1976) Long before we began producing this Chronicle series, shortly after having returned from an extended period of expatriate living and working under a variety of free-wheeling and wide-open dictatorships, we

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June 15, 2018

Item 15 – May 2018

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ROYAL WEDDING BELLS… (ringing the blending of tradition with the present) Britain’s with-it Prince Harry and America’s film celebrity Megan Markle just got married in what was (by royal standards) a modestly family-sized affair. The occasion presented some interesting historical

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May 22, 2018

Item 14 – May 2018

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THE GAZA STRIP… (…has it become an Israeli version of the ghetto or concentration camp?) Ever since the UN and most of the rest of the world accepted and recognized the creation of the State of Israel some seventy years

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May 16, 2018

Item 13 – May 2018

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ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY… (…and it’s not just against external threats) A rather disturbing item showed up in our mailbox the other day. It was a particularly partisan political solicitation for support couched in very extreme terms.

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May 10, 2018

Item 12 – May 2018

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RESETTING THE NORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEAL-MAKING… (…by threats of economic blunderbuss blasts and corrosive quick-lime invectives for emphasis) President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has reset the norms for international deal-making. Rather than applying conventional

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May 10, 2018

Item 11 – May 2018

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BLESSED BE THE PEACE MAKERS… (if their guiding light is true…not false) Sixty-eight years ago I grew old, at twenty two, having been dumped helter-skelter as a three-striper with a bunch of 18-19 year old kids I had never seen

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April 30, 2018

Item 7 – Apr 2018

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MOVING EVER CLOSER TO A FUTURE WORLD CALLED RUSSINIA (as the unintended consequence of present-day actions) The current punitive diplomatic and trade imbroglios with Russia and China are further evidence that the structure of the post-WWII world order, established to

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April 30, 2018

Item 6 – Apr 2018

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A PARTIAL LIST OF PROFILES… (…of some key international players from today’s news headlines) We should never believe that the subject of -international affairs- is either dull or un-intriguing. Far from it because it seems to be a never-ending soap

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