Monthly Archives: November 2005

The wise man speaks

William F. Buckley, Jr. has been for many, if not all of us, a beacon of eloquent and intellectually interesting conversation on all the major issues affecting the United States for the past several decades. He is a one off … Continue reading

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The Moken, the tsunami

Salama Glatalay is a Moken, one of a tribe of nomadic aborigines who have plied the waters of the Andaman seas for centuries. They are a culture of Austronesians who likely migrated from southern China some 4,000 years ago. Also … Continue reading

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Price of a foolish war

Martin van Creveld, a professor of military history at the Hebrew University, is author of ‘Transformation of War’ (Free Press, 1991). He is the only non-American author on the U.S. Army’s required reading list for officers. He provides this insight, … Continue reading

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Just a tad corrupt

US congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a senior Californian Republican, broke down as he resigned yesterday after pleading guilty in court to taking bribes, including cash, a yacht and a Rolls-Royce. The case is the latest scandal to rock President George … Continue reading

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To Do, to Become

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.                       —- ARISTOTLE

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