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Cynthia Chung is a lecturer, writer and co-founder and editor of the Rising Tide Foundation (Montreal, Canada). She has lectured on the topics of Schiller's aesthetics, Shakespeare's tragedies, Roman history, the Florentine Renaissance among other subjects. She is a writer for Strategic Culture Foundation, is a classically trained pianist, has experience in leading choral works and holds a BSc in Molecular Genetics.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 23, 2021 The 'Clean Break' Doctrine: A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc in the Middle East
In 1996 a task force, led by Richard Perle, produced a policy document titled "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was then in his first term as Prime Minister of Israel, as a how-to manual on approaching regime change in the Middle East and for the destruction of the Oslo Accords.
The "Clean Break" policy document outlined these goals---
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 19, 2021 An Overview of the Bay of Pigs and its Relevance for Today
Once again we find ourselves in a situation of crisis, where the entire world holds its breath all at once and can only wait to see whether this volatile black cloud floating amongst us will breakout into a thunderstorm of nuclear war or harmlessly pass us by. The majority in the world seem to have the impression that this destructive fate totters back and forth at the whim of one man.
SHARE Wednesday, March 17, 2021 The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Cold War Lessons From Vietnam for Today
In part one of this series, I discussed how a massive U.S. arms stockpile in Okinawa, Japan that was originally intended to be used for the planned American invasion of Japan was cancelled once the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
SHARE Saturday, February 13, 2021 On Optimism: A Chant of Darkness
Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 8, 2021 The Origins of America's Secret Police
When will the American people realise that the biggest threat to American freedom is not from without but from within its very own walls, where it has been prominently residing for the last 112 years"?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 25, 2020 Why Russia Saved the United States
The autumn of 1862 would mark the first critical phase of the Civil War. Lincoln sent an urgent letter to the Russian Foreign Minister Gorchakov, informing him that France was ready to intervene militarily and was awaiting England. The salvation of the Union thus rested solely on Russia's decision to act.
SHARE Tuesday, December 15, 2020 The 15th Century Renaissance and the Space Program Today
It is with this spirit, that it is extremely important to take this opportunity to come to understand how the last great renaissance had occurred in Italy, such that those same forces which sabotaged its momentum half a millennium ago will not be able to do so again.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 18, 2020 A Historical Reminder of What Defines the United States, As Told by Frederick Douglass
We live in tumultuous days" one could say "the end of an era".
It is clear that there is a storm coming, however, the question is will it be the sort of storm that provides sustenance and relief to drought-stricken and barren lands, or will it be the sort of storm that destroys indiscriminately and leaves nothing recognizable in its wake?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2020 A Pax Americana or A Republic If You Can Keep It?
Roman influences that inspired The founding fathers of the American Republic were based on these very evident principles to uphold liberty above all else, and individuals such as the honorable ones mentioned in this paper were the men that they admired.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 11, 2020 The Art of Gaslighting
For those who have not seen the 1944 psychological thriller "Gaslight" directed by George Cukor, I would highly recommend you do so since there is an invaluable lesson contained within, that is especially applicable to what I suspect many of us are experiencing nowadays.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Frederick Douglass: Legacy of an Abolitionist
Rising Tide Foundation President Cynthia Chung was kindly invited to be a guest speaker to discuss the life and times of Frederick Douglass and how these lessons continue to be just as relevant to us today.