On UNSCR 2118 and Syria: Reality, Resolutions, Representations

“One overall objective of any team is to sustain the definition of the situation that its performance fosters. This will involve the over-communication of some facts and the under-communication of others. Given the fragility and the required expressive coherence of the reality that is dramatized by a performance, there are usually facts which, if attention… Read More On UNSCR 2118 and Syria: Reality, Resolutions, Representations

Deflating Empire: The Syrian Threat to the United States

September 9, 2013, 11:43pm–The morning on this side of the Atlantic started with John Kerry’s hoarse voice on the radio, addressing journalists in London and bellowing that the U.S. was not talking about going to war when it talked about military aggression against a state that never attacked the U.S. Acts of war, apparently, are… Read More Deflating Empire: The Syrian Threat to the United States

The “Arab Spring” and the Seduction of the Western Left

Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, the Egyptian Army is back in charge – this time with the support of most Egyptians, who could no longer endure the chaos their elected Muslim Brotherhood government had inflicted on them. In Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies are in full military retreat – the government… Read More The “Arab Spring” and the Seduction of the Western Left