ANATOMY OF TERROR : From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State, by Ali Soufan (2017, Norton Publishers.) In the world of terrorists and terrorism, Mr. Soufan makes the point to begin with, in his intensely journalistic prose throughout, here in his text that to the involved friends and enemies […]Read more "A Work Un – finished : al – Qaeda and the World."
POWER IS TO BECOME CHEAP AND CLEAN … . ISSUES ON MY MIND : Strategies for the Future, by George P. Shultz, foreword by Henry Kissinger (2013, Hoover Press.) When political science began some time ago, and then was first updated after WWII by George Shultz and people like him, the concept of […]Read more "Power Is to Become Cheap and Clean, … ."
DEEP THINKING : Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, by Garry Kasparov (2017, Hachette – Public Affairs Books.) For human endeavors as part of everyday life, the creative and innovative, inventive processes everywhere happen as human initiative, ambition and skills play a more important role in human intelligence than ever before […]Read more "DEEP THINKING (2017), BY Garry Kasparov."
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."