Gamma Senmin, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1783). Freer Collection, Washington.

Gamma Senmin, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1783). Freer Collection, Washington.

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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Finally Time for DNC Email Evidence - August 5, 2019 - The crumbling of Russiagate focuses attention on the considerable evidence that Russian intelligence agencies charged with intrusion into DNC servers had nothing to do with it.  Three years after the narrative we call Russiagate was framed and incessantly promoted, it...
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Brighter US-Iran Prospects - July 22, 2019 - Despite the seemingly escalating risks of war, last week also produced an unexpected drift toward the mahogany table. There was no shortage of alarming incidents in and around the Persian Gulf last week. But the risks of open conflict between...
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Weaponizing the Dollar - July 9, 2019 - The Trump administration’s incessant sanctions wars are curbing the dollar’s global hegemony and speeding the demise of U.S. empire.     The signs are mounting steadily now. As the Trump administration weaponizes the dollar in defense of American hegemony, it...

Cú Chulainn.

        Cú Chulainn stirred,
        Stared on the horses of the sea, and heard
        The cars of battle and his own name cried;
        And fought with the invulnerable tide.
                       ——Yeats, Cú Chulainn’s Fight with the  Sea, 
                              1892

Journal Entry #49 - June 24, 2019 - What we have made of ourselves. NORFOLK, CONN., JUNE 24—Two friends sent a couple of news items this week that prompt in Cú Chulainn a mood of sober reflection. Just who are we in the nineteenth year of our new...
Journal Entry #48 - June 6, 2019 - Memory and forgetting, power and the press. NORFOLK, CONN., JUNE 6—The New York Times carried an interesting opinion item in its Tuesday editions. This is worthy of comment all by itself, of course: Reflecting the Times’ very essential duties in...
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