Center for Strategic Communication

Book Bonanza

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] My usual yuletide haul of books received and purchased….                         The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Anne...

Yezidis / Yazidis: more gleanings

[ by Charles Cameron — continuing on from Yezidis / Yazidis: first gleanings with a diverse set of data points ] . Here, to get us started, is some Yezidi music which I downloaded to give myself an insight into the heart of the Yezidi and our common humanity:...

John Quincy Adams on Gaza

[redacted with extreme prejudice by Lynn C. Rees] Our relations with Spain the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) remain nearly in the state in which they were at the close of the last session. The convention of 1802 Oslo Accords of 1991 and 1995, providing for the...

The play’s the thing but blood is its trumpet

[resuscitated by Lynn C. Rees] A book review of Max Hastings’ book Winston’s War: Churchill, 1940-1945: John F. Kennedy said that in 1940 Churchill mobilized the English language and sent it to battle. But that was the problem. Churchill saw war in rhetorical terms,...