Worldview Archive: April, 2013

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Terror in my hometown

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I grew up in Boston and my childhood memories of the Marathon are vivid. What’s especially obscene about the bomb attack is the desecration... Read more
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How to understand North Korea's bluster

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If you want to understand the nuclear bluster of North Korea’s dictator, I’d suggest reading two fascinating books on the lives... Read more

A bit of Japan in Philly

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Just returned from Fairmont Park where I watched the fabulous Tamagawa Taiko Drum and Dance Group performers at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival... Read more

Where's the Syria policy??

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Growing frustration in Congress with administration policy on Syria – or lack thereof – was in full view at Senate Foreign Relations... Read more

The risks they take

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Reading about the death of a promising young U.S. woman diplomat in Afghanistan on Saturday, I was reminded of the tough choices that foreign... Read more

Bizarre story of the day

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My pick for most bizarre foreign story of the day is the tale of Eric Haroun, a former U.S. army private from Arizona who’s under arrest... Read more

Thatcher the right leader for her time, not ours

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Looking back at Margaret Thatcher, one can see that she was far more interesting than the caricatures would have it. If you look beyond her... Read more

My favorite foreign story of the week

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Here’s my pick for most interesting foreign news story of the week – and it isn’t the absurd and dangerous posturing of Kim... Read more