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

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

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PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Establishment is Changing its Tune on Russia - September 9, 2019 - Russophobic rhetoric persists in Washington, but a counter-argument is emerging. Are Western democracies, the U.S. and France in the lead, rethinking the hostility toward Russia they conjured out of nothing since Moscow responded to the coup Washington cultivated in Ukraine...
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Hong Kong’s Inevitable Showdown - August 16, 2019 - This reckoning with Beijing’s authority was baked into the cake 22 years ago when the Union Jack came down over Government House. It is impossible not to admire the bravery and commitment pro-democracy demonstrators display daily as they clog Hong...
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...

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, 

Journal Entry #50 - September 5, 2019 - All that we cannot read. NORFOLK, CONN., SEPT. 5—Something remarkable began to be published last Sunday. Cú Chulainn urges readers not to miss it. It is a multi-part exposé of singular distinction for its astonishing revelations and its exceptional documentation....
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...
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