Center for Strategic Communication

A trumpet voice above Trump’s

[ by Charles Cameron — for those wishing for discourse above the political fray ] . Yesterday, Sunday, I was going to post a “Sunday surprise” about a voice that transcends that of Donald Trump — the voice of Alison Balsom, trumpeter extraordinaire. But my thread...

Yezidis / Yazidis: first gleanings

[ by Charles Cameron — piecing together some background on a remarkable and requently misunderstood faith ] . ** Philip Kreyenbroek opens his book, Yezidism: its background, observances & textual tradition, with the words: There is probably no factor that...

Tisha b’Av and Gaza

[ by Charles Cameron — of the Temple Mount and Noble Sanctuary, by way of Bamiyan and Timbuktu, the Cordoba Mezquita and Cathedral ] . The Temple Mount / Noble Sanctuary, then and now ** Today as I write this, it is Tisha b’Av — the day on which the destruction...

Pattern: There is no X without Y

[ by Charles Cameron — a DoubleQuote in two YouTube videos ] . Today I’ll offer two YouTube videos that beg to be considered together — or at least, I think they do. Why? because they each suggest an “essential ingedient” in life, and that ingredient is very...