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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.

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Richard Perle., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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---
Attack near Playa Giron. April 1961., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
VN War Montage., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
La Gloriosa Victoria by 	Diego Rivera: 1954 Guatemalan coup d'e'tat that the CIA backed to overthrow the democratically elected Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 8, 2021
Return of the Leviathan: The Fascist Roots of the CIA and the True Origin of the Cold War In 1998, the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG), at the behest of Congress, launched what became the largest congressionally mandated, single-subject declassification effort in history.
OSIRIS Mars true color., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2021
Beyond Oil: How the UAE's HOPE Mars Mission Is Breaking the Arab World Out of the Crisis of Scarcity The Emiratis understand that their economy, primarily based in oil revenue, though presently lucrative, is a short-term prosperity. A future that is dependent on oil is unstable and unkind, it is not a reliable resource for an advancing economy.
Helen Keller, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ingsoc logo from 1984, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2021
Newspeak in the 21st Century: How to Become a Model Citizen in the New Era of Domestic Warfare War will continue under the Old Cold War doctrine. War will always be present, and yet will never be seen by the majority of our citizens, Cynthia Chung writes.
War of the Worlds original cover., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2021
An OrWELLSian Purge? Why H.G. Wells' 'The Shape of Things to Come' Has Arrived Today It no coincidence that our entertainment industry today, so heavily saturated with the influence of Wells' propaganda, is obsessed with the theme of a post-apocalyptic world, Cynthia Chung writes.
JFK's Warming Against Secret Societies (excerpt), From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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"?
Czar Alexander II.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
View of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Emerging Eurasian Alliance as an Opportunity not a Threat This article is based off of a presentation done at the RTF symposium on Nov 16th titled "The Art of Peace: The New Silk Road Counters an Age of Turbulence"
Frederick Douglass - Helen Pitts Douglass and her sister Eva Pitts., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
Rome, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Gaslight (1944) - You Think I'm Insane: After becoming hysterical at a friend's house Paula (Ingrid Bergman), Gregory (Charles Boyer) shares his frustrations with her., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
George Orwell - painted portrait - IMG_1868, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Propaganda is Vital In Upholding The Illusion of a Democracy Democracy is at every moment of its existence defined by the character of its citizenry. Democracy only exists if it is upheld, and if a citizenry fails to do so, it renders itself defenseless to an ever-creeping tyranny.
Frederick Douglass Legacy of an Abolitionist by Mario Chiodo Mario Chiodo shares an in-process look at the half size version of an engaging and thought-provoking monument of Frederick Douglass, the great orator and ..., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Edgar Allen Poe Mural, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2020
The Edgar Poe You Never Knew: a Mere Writer of Horror or a Humanist Master of the Mind The purpose of this paper is to debunk the myth surrounding Poe; that he was just a mere writer of horror and that he had an unhealthy obsession with the mad and the morbid"since isn't that all he ever wrote about? Not only is Poe associated with the mad but many think he must have been mad himself,
President Obama Speaks on the Attack on Benghazi from the Rose Garden about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. September 12, 2012., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wild Conspiracy Theory? The Truth Behind the Biggest Threat to the 'War on Terror' Narrative The question thus stands; in whose best interest is it that no peace be permitted to occur in the Middle East and that U.S.-Russian relations remain verboten? And is such an interest a friend or foe to the American people?
Friedrich Schiller's pen - JENA, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
An Introduction to Friedrich Schiller: Theater Considered as a Moral Institution As within any period of time, the question is repeatedly asked "What is the Role of the Artist?" That is, what is the value of Art and can it play a role in the betterment of individuals and even societies?

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