centurion chronicle
September 9, 2018

Item 23 – Sep 2018

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SYMPTOMS OF BANANA-REPUBLIC INFECTION (…are beginning to affect everyday America) Our country seems to be showing symptoms of banana-republic infection these days, and it’s beginning to affect everyday America. For one thing, voter anger and disgust at the political gridlock

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August 22, 2018

Item 22 – Aug 2018

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TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FAKE NEWS WAR (…we first have to consider the source of it…) After almost two years of loud roaring about “fake news”, most of those roarings about it are as fake as the news it has

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August 22, 2018

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A NEW CLASS OF MAFIA-TYPE DONS (emerging from the matrix of today’s oligarchic mobs) In almost every part of the world, including our own, there is a new class of mafia-type Dons emerging from the matrix of today’s oligarchic mobs.

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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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