The political leaders of both parties often talk about the importance of national unity, but they rarely show signs that this is their top priority.
Category Archives: Commentary
An Old Remedy for a New Era
During World War II, even during the most dangerous and bloody periods of the fighting, people understood the critical importance of relaxation and fun.
The Unnecessary Crisis in Afghanistan
President Biden’s handling of Donald Trump’s flawed peace deal with the Taliban illustrates the bi-partisan nature of our country’s foreign policy crisis.
America at a Turning Point
The current debacle in Afghanistan, the deep divisions in the United States and the continuing COVID-19 crisis have found the United States at a turning point. Greater emphasis must be placed on developing leaders and renewing a focus on sustainable strategies.
The Sounds of Silence
I sat, uninterrupted, for what turned out to be hours, reading a book written long ago. During that time, I got the closest I have come, in these last ten months, to a sense of peace.
When the Followers Become Our Leaders
Reflection has brought me to one observation that both hurts and inspires. This year, as we grasped for signs of leadership and courage, it appeared that it came mostly from those in subordinate positions of power. And they had the most to lose.
Halloween? No, Groundhog Day.
The scariest figures are not in costumes anymore—they are the grown-ups, intent on using rumors, lies, and innuendo every day to strike fear in the hearts of us all. Ugly, unfounded rumor promotion and insults have now gone mainstream and may even deliver an election.
From Here to Mars: My Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space
Ten years ago I came out with a book, “Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.”
Hillary Clinton and the Cost of Political Talk
At a campaign fundraiser yesterday, Hillary Clinton managed to step on a geopolitical landmine when she compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
The Monuments Men: How Many Heroes Really Act Alone?
Considerable ink has been devoted to reviews of “The Monuments Men,” the newest World War II story to hit the movie theaters.