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

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

PATRICKLAWRENCE.US serves several purposes. As an archive of the columns, commentary, and essays, it makes this work available in one place for the first time. The site also introduces my books and provides readers or those with professional queries several ways to connect. You can help sustain the work via Patreon. This is also home to an occasional journal, Cú Chulainn.

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PATRICK LAWRENCE: US Defiles ‘Common Humanity’ During Pandemic - March 30, 2020 - Washington’s priorities are maintaining divisions, suspicions, animosities and enmities as if there were no global humanitarian crisis. Cuba sends 50–odd doctors and nurses to Italy, among the nations the COVID–19 virus has hit hardest. It was Cuba alone that assisted...
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PressTV: Federal government incapable of properly responding to coronavirus crisis: Analyst - March 17, 2020 - The US federal government lacks the “judgement” and “capacity” to assume leadership of the American nation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, says an author and essayist. “We have no judgment. We have no imagination. We have no capacity to...

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 #52 - January 8, 2020 - Our fingers all in knots. NORFOLK, CONN., JAN. 7— Cú Chulainn did not anticipate writing this year-opening Journal entry as America provokes—and exacerbates at every turn—a frightening and wholly manufactured crisis with Iraq and the Islamic Republic. Not one week...
Journal Entry #51 - October 24, 2019 - My contempt runneth over. NORFOLK, CONN., OCT. 24—Maybe it was destined from the first to come to this. Maybe the chicanery and corruption that began in the spring of 2016 and soon enough became known as Russiagate was always going...
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