Hue, Viet Nam – 1968 : Tet Mau Than HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden (2017) This greatly compelling narrative for those whose memories of the Viet war are still good, and for those seeking some survey level of analysis of the fear and alarm of the same conflict, not only in Saigon […]Read more "Tet Mau Than — HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden (and the sign of the cross)."
YAO, by Yao Ming and Ric Bucher (Hyperion Books, 2004). Late Review. Hardly has there originated from the old country in a while, and there are nonetheless people as Ming who come from there every so often, a public figure of such character that the idea of his personality, while never […]Read more "Yao, by Yao Ming / Ric Bucher (Hyperion Books, 2005). Late Review."
The “Week in Pictures” as it appears online every week from the NEW YORK TIMES is a boon for the overall popularity of this online edition of the paper and something I got introduced to some years ago when reading the paper religiously for hours on end sometimes. The idea of the “Week in Pictures” […]Read more "INSTEAD OF TAKING A NUMBER, CHOOSE ONE."
There has been lots of talk in the press about the increasing influences of the Chinese administration and especially concerning its military in the far – reaching Asia – Pacific region since about the time the Yuan was more or less put on a free – […]Read more "“Hegemony” or Protecting the Home Country? The Chinese People’s Liberation Army at 90 years on."
Even though the current GOP health care bill is currently stalled in the Senate, the world continues to revolve around Washington, D.C., what with the U.S. President’s two trips to Europe within two weeks; one to assuage international economics concerns about the bellwether U.S. currency and economy and the second to the Republic of France […]Read more "WHY POLITICIZING HEALTH CARE IS STRANGE : AN INCORRECT POLICY."
Fifty years after Hiroshima — Kai Bird and Larry Lifschultz – Hiroshima’s Shadow (1998, Pamphleteer’s Press) and with text Introduction by Joseph Rotblat. This text is reviewed while reading in effort cover to cover and then making attempts to prioritize where and what to speak of concerning the editor’s values themselves that first fall upon […]Read more "Remember, Critically, the Pacific War in 1945 — the Victory and What Led to It."
DANIEL BARENBOIM – “WELL – TEMPERED CLAVIER”, BOOK II, BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, WARNER CLASSICS. THINK : Many musical people do try the cycle through Bach’s piano works and there is a universe of Bach piano recordings out there since Glenn Gould and associates brought these more to people’s attention starting in the […]Read more "Michael (non!), Daniel Barenboim’s Bach Recording — “The Well – Tempered Clavier”."