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James R. Brett, Ph.D. taught Russian History before (and during) a long stint as an academic administrator in faculty research administration. His academic interests are the modern period of Russian History since Peter the Great, Chinese History, the history of science, and the history of ideas, including psychology and consciousness studies. He is retired and living on the Left Coast.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Resistance and What It isFor Trump is not the Borg! Resistance is NOT futile. We are the majority and we are stronger than he or his minions. Now we must act and create a progressive nation.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 9, 2010
Building A Mosque Amid the pelting of anti-Islamic emails and lectures by anonymous Christian jihadists comes the question about mosques. James Carroll in the "Globe" has a perspective.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Last Straw in Afghanistan The Wikileaks prove only one important thing. America is in major DENIAL about the efficacy of war.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 23, 2010
Bernanke's Dilemma The Fed is out of chips, basically, so we need another player. Can Congress stomach the stakes of this very dangerous situation?
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Amazing Oracle at OpEdNews The Obama presidency is NOT, despite what you might read here, going down the tubes. The sad fact is that some writers cannot keep the big picture in focus.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Empire Strikes Back The Pope and the College of Cardinals and the Curia have made a critical and I believe FATAL mistake. The Church will now enter its final stage of slow dissolution and inevitable decay.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2010
Immigration: The Policy of Deliberate Ignorance Americans no longer can afford deliberate ignorance of immigration policy and the players at the table.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2010
Fanny & Freddy Are F-Words FannyMae and FreddyMac need a house-cleaning. Their latest ploy is completely counter-productive and begs for new management.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Revolution Both Sides of the Border There is more to the immigration paralysis than the MSM is willing to chatter about. Mexico is a failed state, but U.S. interests are that it not become a revolutionary hotbed. Much better to be a stable narcokleptocracy, don't you think!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2010
The Funny Bone of Economic Politics We are headed over a cliff. Unemployment is represented to be 9.5% but where it counts, 12%, with 50% of Americans directly affected by lowered income, hours, or complete loss of jobs. As this crisis continues to deepen, we have to keep our wits and understand the reasons we are outraged.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 28, 2010
The Paradox of Economic Stress Disorder Toronto may be the turning point, but we don't yet know whether we have turned toward recovery or toward irrationalism and a long double-dip into economic (and psychological) depression.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2010
The Long Hot Dog Days of the Press Enough of the Obama bashing, Liberals! The problem is your need for instant gratification and a father figure. Grow Up!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2010
Irony! Maybe ... The Press is at a wit's end. Obama is not what they hoped, a genial user of the press to fashion a better world, a person ready to take meaningless carping in an understanding way. Instead, the press seems ready to carve an effigy of Barack Hussein Obama that he will not soon forget.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2010
Forgiveness Includes Consequences! The Pope's plea for forgiveness did not include an admission of personal guilt. Blanket amnesties are not in the cards. There must be consequences.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2010
Unseen Gaza Reckless behavior of Israel will eventually isolate that country, even from the goodwill of the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Theories of Change ... and Now Paralysis An extension of David Brooks's thoughtful column today on Change. We hate it and we love it. We obviously need it. There are many who have already given up, saying that we are incapable of orderly change.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 24, 2010
The Measure of the Man Who Is Pope Benedict XVI For those who really know him best, Joseph Ratzinger falls short of the necessity imposed by our times.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
The End of the Celibacy Rule A trial balloon or not? In any case celibacy for the Roman Catholic Clergy cannot last.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Nationalism and Egalitarianism: Not Dead Yet! We see the world through eyes accustomed to our own habits of mind. The "truth" is elusive, to be sure, but there are realities, and we can grope towards them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 16, 2010
"The Disease Calling Itself the Cure" James Carroll in the Boston Globe sees the end of the Roman Catholic Church's problems, and it is a monumental change that must occur.

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