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Retired Foreign Service Officer and past Manager of Political and Military Affairs at the US Department of State. For a brief time an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Denver and the University of Washington at Seattle. A graduate of the National War College and a Phd from the University of Southern California.

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Friday, April 11, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Lack of Morality in our Dollarocrcy?
A review of John Nichols and Robert McChesney's book "Dollaroracy," with commentary by the reviewer.

Thursday, March 20, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
One Man's Analysis of Adolph Reed's Harper's Magazine Article
(4 comments) An analysis of Adolph Reed's Harper's Magazine Article about the left's surrender to the GOP

Thursday, February 20, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Ed Snowden and the American tribal fear meme
(2 comments) A review of Luke Harding's book "The Snowden Files," with commentaries by the reviewer.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Ed Snowden, the NSA and the American Fear Mime
A Review of the book "The Ed Snowden Files," with the reviewer's commentaries about the meaning of the U.S. national security establishment.

Sunday, February 9, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
J. Edgar Hoover and the Destruction of our Democratic values and Institution
(3 comments) A review of the book "The Burglary," by Betty Medsger, with commentaries by the reviewer

Friday, January 10, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
When Tribalism Trumps Democracy
(2 comments) A review of Max Blumenthal's book: Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, with some of the reviewer's comments.

Saturday, September 7, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Kind of Progress is Black Progress in America?
Commentary on MSNBC's Al Sharpton hosted program celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a Dream" Speech.

Sunday, July 21, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Southern Cultural meme has finally metastasized and spread into America's vital organs
(1 comments) A review of the book " Dixie Rising: How the South is Shaping American Values, Politics, and culture," by Peter Applebome, with the reviewer's commentaries interspersed. It is offered in part as an explanation for Mr. Obama's utter impotence as a President.

Sunday, June 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Review of : "The Future of American Progressiveism," by Roberto M. Unger and Cornel West
(1 comments) A book review of "The Future of American Progressivism," by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West. It is a thin volume packed with solutions to our nation's problems.

Sunday, April 7, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Book Review of the book: "Sugar in the Blood"
This a review of Andrea Stuart's book "Sugar in the Blood." It is a dramatic reassessment of the impact that sugar had on slavery and the initial experiments in slavery that began in Barbados had on the world of race. It is carefully researched and will certainly be a finalist in the 2013 book of the year awards.

Friday, March 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is the present Plutonomy the endpoint of the Rand/Ryan/Friedman economic model?
(6 comments) A Review of Hedrick Smith's Book "Who stole the American Dream," with the commentaries of the reviewer interspersed within the review.

Saturday, February 9, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
How to Maintain a Racial caste system without trying
A review of the book "Caste and Class in a Southern Town," by John Dollard, with comments by the reviewer included.

Saturday, December 29, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Django: The Perfect Black Boy Cowboy Movie
(1 comments) A review of the recent movie "Django Unchained," with commentary by the reviewer.

Thursday, December 6, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Welcome to the New One World Privatized Corporate Run World Order
(2 comments) A review of the latest edition of Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty's book "The Secret Team" with some of the reviewers comments and interpretations.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"The House I live in:" America's Slow Motion Social Holocaust
(1 comments) A review of Eugene Jarecki's Documentary Movie "The House I live in," about the consequences of the drug war and the way it has been prosecuted, with a few commentaries from the reviewer.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Equality under the law, but not "complete racial Equality" " A review of the Movie Lincoln
A review of the movie "Lincoln" with commentaries from the reviewer.

Sunday, November 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Art of Politics "Tea Party" Style (a review of the book "Mad as Hell")
(6 comments) A review of the book "Mad as Hell" about how the "Tea Party" has organized for action. The reviewer uses the review to provide commentary that compares the Occupy Wall Street Movement with the Tea Party movement. Showing why one is effective and the other is not.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review of Edward Klein's Book "The Amateur"
(1 comments) A Review of Edward Klein's Book "The Amateur" with a few commentaries from the reviewer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mr. Obama's Return to the era of Jim Crow
(5 comments) A review of Frederick Harris' book"The Price of the Ticket," with the reviewer's commentaries mixed in.

Sunday, June 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Ten reasons why Mr. Obama will lose the Presidential race in 2012.
(102 comments) An Answer to the recent Article entitled "10 Reasons Why Obama will win in 2012."

Sunday, May 27, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Little question of Corruption . . .
(1 comments) A review of the book "The Mendacity of Hope," by Roger D. Hodge, with some reviewer comments included.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Airing Jewish Dirty Linen: A Review of "The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart
(6 comments) A review of Peter Beinart's book: "The Crisis of Zionism"

Thursday, April 19, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Down-sizing the American Dream using ideological red meat
(1 comments) A review of the book "The Rich and the Rest of Us," by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, with some reviewer comments included.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A review on the Book "Restoring Hope" by Dr. Cornel West
(1 comments) A review on the Book "Restoring Hope" by Dr. Cornel West with commentaries on Mr. Obama's strategy of hope.Why

Monday, January 30, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
One Possible answer to the question: Why Conservatives continue to vote against their own interests?
(2 comments) A response to Robert Weiner's question: Why conservatives Vote Against their own interest?

Saturday, December 3, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Review of Bill Maher's Book "The NEW new Rules"
(10 comments) This is a review of Bill Maher's book "The NEW new rules," with the reviewer's interpretation and commentary of the book.

Friday, October 28, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America: Still The Post-Modern White Man's Burden?
(2 comments) A Review and Critique of Patrick Buchanan's Book "Will America Survive to 2025?"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Racial Ways of Barack Obama
A review of the Book: "The Persistence of the Color Line, by Randall Kennedy. A chapter-by chapter summary of the book is given followed by a brief analysis. The upshot is that Barack Obama is constantly using the race card against blacks.

Monday, June 20, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Welcome to Kingdom Palin, the land of no accountability
(3 comments) A Book review of Geoffrey Dunn's book "The Lies of Sarah Palin." This excellent book takes the reader back to Alaska where those who elected her give an after-the-fact assessment of her. It is not a pretty picture. The author's narrative has a logic to it that reveals not just the facts, but also some of the reasons why Ms. Palin is the way she is.An excellent (5 star) read.

Monday, May 23, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will Barack Obama Lose the 2012 Election?
(5 comments) Commentary on President Obama's non-strategy for retaining strong black support in the run up to the 2012 presidential election cycle, with suggestions as to how Republicans might be able to exploit this weakness.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dysfunctional Inner City Schools is What Happens When America defaults on promises it makes to itself
A review of the Book "The Bee Eater" by Richard Whitmire. The book features DC's recently fired "Rock Star" Superintendent of Schools, Michelle Rhee. The review includes the reviewer's commentary and thoughts about why the current dismal situation exists in the U.S. inner city public schools.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America can run from its racist past but it can't hide
(2 comments) A review of Daniel Rasmussen's book: American Uprising with commentaries. The book is about the political uprising among New Orlean slaves in 1811.Rasmussen recreates the explosive three days hour-by-hour in same vein as was done in "Killer Angels." It is a tour de force.

Monday, November 29, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review of the Book "The Death of the Liberal Class:"How the Liberals Managed to Commit Collective Suicide
(5 comments) A Review of the book "The Death of the Liberal Class," with reviewer's commentaries.

Saturday, July 24, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review of the Book "A Presidency in Peril"
(1 comments) Review of the book "A Presidency in Peril" with added commentary on Obama's presidency so far.

Friday, February 26, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Comparing Obama to Disraeli
(1 comments) A review of Andre Maurois' book "Disraeli" using it as a basis for comparing Benjamin Disraeli and Barack Obama

Friday, January 22, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Changing the Name and the purpose of the King Holiday
(2 comments) This opinion piece offers a proposal for changing both the name and the purpose of Dr. King's Holiday to impute new meaning into it, rather than having it remain as a door mat for racists to pat themselves on the back for.

Friday, October 9, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Review of the Movie “Capitalism A Love Story” Is Michael Moore a Permanent (Anti-) Capitalist gadfly or Change Age
(4 comments) A review and commentary on Michael Moore's latest Movie "Capitalism: A Love Story."

Saturday, July 4, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama and "Pre-Emptive Capitulation" as a Modality of Democratic Governance
(7 comments) This is a polemic against the "weak-kneed" approach to progressive policies by "team Obama." His approach of "preemptive capitulation" will not cut it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Book Review of "The Arc of Justice" by Kevin Boyle
This is a review of Kevin Boyle's brilliant book about justice in 1925 Detroit called "The Arc of Justice" [Calhoun concludes with his opinion, "racial justice in America still boils down to little more than how to respond to the primal forces that lie in ... the still very much twisted racial American society, a society that is completely responsible for the "black man's existential dilemma."]

Wednesday, March 18, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is Obama's Election as the First Black President Conclusive Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement's Success?
(10 comments) An Essay on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and what Obama can or cannot do to improve the lot of poor and Black Americans

Monday, February 23, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Are We Really a Nation of Cowards on the Issue of Race?
(3 comments) An Essay on the Meaning of Eric Holder's Comment - That America is a nation of Cowards on the Issue of Race

Thursday, November 20, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Meaning of Barack Obama to America's Race Problem
(3 comments) An essay on the meaning of Obama's election on America's race problem with a warning that it means trouble for Obama as well as for the country if rising expectations are not met and exceeded.

Friday, November 14, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Racial Card Being Played from the Bottom of the Deck
An Essay on the meaning of Barack Obama's election and what it will, or will not do for race relations in America.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Re-Review of W.E.B. Du Bois' Souls of Black Folks
(1 comments) These essays, actually sketches and ruminations of DuBois', remain an enduring backdrop for the picture in which race in America is framed. At the end of each decade, they seem to continue emitting new pregnant meanings. It is worthwhile to review the book as well as those meanings.

Thursday, August 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bill I feel Your Pain: An Epiphany Triggered by Bill Clinton's Reaction to Obama
(8 comments) Bill Clinton's anger had being caught with his hands in the racist cookie jar was heartfelt and real. But what does it say about America?

Thursday, July 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Flip-flopping on Obama
(4 comments) Commentary on Obama's move to the Center and his trashing of black people (Black men in particular) in doing so.

Friday, May 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Did Slavery Ever Really End in the U.S.?
(13 comments) An essay on the meaning and long-term effects of slavery on U.S. society and humanity. This essay makes the clam that the psychological structure of slavery as well as its sensibilities remain very much intact because they were never completely dismantled.

Thursday, February 14, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Review of Shelby Steele's: A Bound Man
The final version of a review of Shelby Steele's book: A Bound Man, which is about Senator Barack Obama's chances for wining his quest for the presidency of the U.S.