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Book Review: George Washington’s Vision for Foreign and Domestic Peace and Prosperity

By Nancy Spannaus First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity Edward G. Lengel Da Capo Press, Boston, 2016, 280 pp. February 2017–As director of the Washington Papers documentary editing project at the University of Virginia, author Edward G. Lengel has been working for 20 years on the extensive […]

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Don’t Get Your History from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”!

By Nancy Spannaus Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 288 pages. March 2017—It is quite possible, as great philosophers have pointed out, for a misguided or totally erroneous action to have positive consequences. So might be the case with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit […]

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Moscow Points to London, Obama as Drivers of War Danger

By Rachel Douglas April 18—As the Trump Administration of the USA exercised a quick trigger-finger in attacking Syria’s Shayrat airbase with cruise missiles on April 7, and has made increasingly ominous statements about unilateral action to terminate North Korea’s military programs, Russian political leaders and diplomats, so far, have kept […]

SAVING AFRICA’S LAKE CHAD: A Cornerstone for Collaboration of US and China
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SAVING AFRICA’S LAKE CHAD: A Cornerstone for Collaboration of US and China

By Lawrence Freeman, Political-Economic Analyst for Africa and Vice Chairman of the International Scientific Advisory Committee to the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC). Over recent weeks, there has been considerable, long-overdue international attention given to the horrific conditions for the people living in the nations of the Lake Chad Basin […]

Famine in Africa: More Than Humanitarian Aid Required
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Famine in Africa: More Than Humanitarian Aid Required

By Lawrence Freeman, Political-Economic Analyst for Africa Famine is stalking Africa, threatening unprecedented levels of starvation. Famine has already been officially declared in parts of South Sudan’s Unity State, Somalia, and sections of the Borno State in Nigeria. Somalian officials reported 110 human beings perished from hunger in forty-eight hours […]

Political repression in regime-changed Ukraine: The case of Natalia Vitrenko’s Progressive Socialist Party
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Political repression in regime-changed Ukraine: The case of Natalia Vitrenko’s Progressive Socialist Party

by Rachel Douglas 17 Jan.— One of the departing Obama Administration’s last acts of hostility towards Russia was Vice-President Joe Biden’s 16 January visit to Kiev, where he declared that “the international community must continue to stand as one against Russian coercion and aggression.” Biden has been an active booster […]