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: Mike Pompeo’s Latest Delusion - February 18, 2020 - The U.S. secretary of state’s “West is Winning” speech  in Munich last weekend was delusional.    Even by his highly delusional standards, Mike Pompeo came forth with a doozy at the Munich Security Conference last weekend. “The West is winning,” saith the...
CN LIVE!: ‘Deal of the Century?’ - February 7, 2020 - Watch Episode 4 of Season 2 of CN Live! for a discussion of Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” and what it means for the Middle East. Lost amid news of impeachment, the stage-managed State of the Union and...
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump’s Weakness for Power - February 3, 2020 - Coercive might and money may be all that matter in Manhattan real estate.  But they are bound to sink the president’s take-all-you-want “deal of the century” for Israel.   With the publication of the Trump administration’s Mideast “deal of the...

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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