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COMMON SENSE – A RELIC OF THE PAST? Tue, 13 Jun, 2017

Once upon a time, this is how fairy tales usually begin. This is not a fairy tale, but once upon a time people used to talk about common sense and to think based on common sense. 

The post-Christian West and post-Western World Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

While the Western world is increasingly post-Christian and cosmopolitan, its Eastern sibling is trapped in a post-ideological bubble: strikingly entrenched and enveloped in its neo-religionism. 

Russian hate speech laws as an instrument of political repressions Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Meshchansky District court of Moscow had sentenced former director of Moscow library of Ukrainian literature, Natalia Sharina, 60, to 4-year suspended sentence.
The fight for jobs here at home:  Hire Union Americans First

The fight for jobs here at home: Hire Union Americans First Sat, 03 Jun, 2017

Frank Spotorno’s fight to bring our jobs home to America has taken a detour. Recently Spotorno has been focusing his attention on the thriving construction industry in New York City and the fact that, on most NYC construction jobs sites, more than 70% of the workers are undocumented. 
The Illusion of the French Elections

The Illusion of the French Elections Fri, 19 May, 2017

The election of the Europeanist Macron, who is a real child of the banking system and of the forces of globalization, to the presidency of France has prevented, on the one hand, 

'Schindler List' for Southeast Europe Fri, 12 May, 2017

A few days ago Observer published a column under the title Putin-Proofing the Balkans: A How-To Guide, written by John Schindler

Harassment Begging In America Sat, 29 Apr, 2017

My wife and I visited New York City a couple of days recently. We were walking through Times Square and masses of people on a Saturday night after a show when someone called out to us for money.
Pimp my s/ride

Pimp my s/ride Sat, 29 Apr, 2017

The rent-based economy in Saudi Arabia has shown its limits since the drop of oil prices in 2014.

Who Needs Dysfunction in the Balkans? Mon, 24 Apr, 2017

Foreign Affairs, a respected American foreign policy magazine, published in December 2016 an article under the title Dysfunction in the Balkans, written by Timothy Less.
Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

It was 21 years ago today I awoke in the middle of the night, got my co-actor up, then roused the others and we all got into two vehicles, drove to a deserted part of the Chequamegon National Forest in the boreal forest of northern Wisconsin, and unloaded our tools, statements, and general gear. My father, in his 70s then, hugged me goodbye and drove off on slushy roads. It was still pre-dawn. We were operating by moonlight. 

FATAL SPIRALE OF SENSLESNESS Sat, 15 Apr, 2017

After a whole day of long awaited negotiations in Moscow, one thing is absolutely clear. Result is: zero. Surprise? Not at all, despite the fact that Donald Trump successfully cheated the whole world with his, for more than half a year repeated, mantra of the “new American foreign policy”, of abandoning imposing regimes and the American way of life.

Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia Sat, 15 Apr, 2017

The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of the EU a conflict, recalibration, imperialism in hurry, exaggerated anti-Russian xenophobia or last gasp of confrontational nostalgia? 
Saudi king’s “Clash of Civilizations, convergence with Indonesia's hypocrisy and opportunism

Saudi king’s “Clash of Civilizations, convergence with Indonesia's hypocrisy and opportunism Sun, 02 Apr, 2017

When my older sister who lives in Germany came to Indonesia recently, we gave her the royal treatment. Well, she’s family after all, and had not visited in 12 years.
All breaking beds of our most favoured aggressor.

All breaking beds of our most favoured aggressor. Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

2017 will be a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, who is losing its leadership in the Middle East and faces looming economic challenges stemming from low oil prices.  

Bosnian precariat, militaristic world images and media cynicism Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

Fascism is in full sweep around us. Writing about the ruins that left behind it, is the task of our time. Maybe it is the most important task, because we must not remain silent! Disaster of (human) policy is in practice, but we are hardly surprised.

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COMMON SENSE – A RELIC OF THE PAST?

Once upon a time, this is how fairy tales usually begin. This is not a fairy tale, but once upon a time people used to talk about common sense and to ...

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