In the 80s, Dutch artists Wim T. Schippers and Theo Van den Boogard created the most deliberately irritating cartoon character in the history of ever – “León el Terrible.” León was a predecessor of Larry David, and his main mission in the world was to constantly irritate everybody with his utter nonsense. His [Read more]
<i>No scientist would dare link this dry, endless summer to climate change, but we are sweltering in the heat of figures which provide overwhelming evidence.</i>
Amid the sheer outpouring of grief stemming from the ongoing Catalan debacle, I have witnessed several references to climate change, one of the biggest [Read more]
Two and a half centuries of cooperation mean much more than the differences between two politicians.
Paris isn't reaping what the West has sown with its foreign policy in the Middle East. The boomerang theory is simplistic. And it's also dangerous because of the conclusion it leads to: isolationism. Withdrawing from Syria and Iraq now would be an unforgivable error.
Of course, the track record of the different [Read more]
<i>France needs military means in order to keep the solemn promise of destroying the Islamic State.</i>
Nov. 13 in Paris was the crossing of the Rubicon. Following the attacks on the Russian plane in the Sinai and Shiite neighborhoods in Beirut, the attack on the French capital indicated an irreversible transition [Read more]
First it was Fukuyama.
Francis Fukuyama, an American philosopher of Japanese descent, was born in Chicago in 1952. A professor at Stanford University, he’s still alive today and continues to make a living at Stanford.
In 1992, he published the book “The End of History and the Last Man,” in which he hastened [Read more]
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, U.S. Republicans want to close the door on Syrian refugees, and Obama is watching.
The will-o'-wisp that is the patriotism directed against the “Islamization” of the West doesn't dance before the U.S. Congress like it does in the German Parliament. In America, the madness [Read more]
<i>Twenty-three U.S. states shut their doors to Syrian refugees over terrorism fears.</i>
Almost half of all U.S. states (23) have announced that they plan to shut their doors to Syrian refugees over terrorism fears. Among them are 22 Republican states (including Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, Arkansas, [Read more]
Will Barack Obama turn out to be the best ally at the Paris conference on climate change? If you were to see him in Alaska, pleading for urgency in the fight against climate change, three months before COP21 – the United Nations conference on climate change – you would have good reason to think so. In Anchorage, [Read more]
On Sunday, the U.S. president was not up to the job. I am speaking here of the informal position of the leader of the free world: He cannot cry, “Je suis Charlie.” In the Paris march attended by 44 world leaders — and 1.5 million citizens — to express solidarity with France and to say no to Islamic terror, [Read more]