CÚ CHULAINN.

Patrick Lawrence’s online journal.

Journal Entry #46

1. Mueller’s Rorschach test. NORFOLK, CONN., APRIL 19—Jiminy Cricket. It is black, it is white. It tells all, it tells nothing. The president is off the hook, the president now dangles on it —and will for the rest of his…

Journal Entry #45

The complicit. NORFOLK, CONN., APRIL 12—The heart grew sick, the heart broke a little more, on seeing the pictures of Julian Assange as he was forcibly removed from the Ecuadoran embassy in London yesterday. Packed into a waiting police van,…

Journal Entry #44

Truth on trial. NORFOLK, CONN., APRIL 9—Many of us have been greatly distressed by recent reports that Julian Assange will shortly be turned out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London, his asylum privileges withdrawn. It is clear where this will…

Journal Entry #43

The Hanoi summit, the Mueller report: Two home truths and a clarification. for L.D. and G.K.J. NORFOLK, CONN., APRIL 1—Readers write in with some regularity these days, and mail is always welcome, of course. Cú Chulainn has had a number…

Journal Entry #42

The Spectacle of Our Society NORFOLK, CONN., MARCH 25—I never watch or even see MSNBC in passing unless one or another circumstance turns me into a captive audience. So it was this past Saturday, when I happened to go to…

Journal Entry #41

A memory of memories in Delhi. COLORADO SPRINGS, February 22—There is a story I have wanted to tell for many years. It has nothing to do with Colorado Springs, where I have been lecturing for an interim. And it is…

Journal Entry #40

NORFOLK, CONN., JANUARY 16—A couple of good pieces of news come this way on an otherwise gray, bleak winter’s day. I thought I might share them with Cú Chulainn’s readers. Last autumn I published one of my long Q&A exchanges,…

Journal Entry #39

Trump, Syria, and his minders: A yearend surprise. NORFOLK, CONN., DECEMBER 31—What an unexpected turn of events the terrible year now ending has delivered. It is not very Christmas-y, but there may be a gift in it—a big one, indeed….

Journal Entry #38

Journal Entry #38

NORFOLK, CONN., OCTOBER 24—Last summer I was honored to be invited to speak at an annual event in a very special place. The Star Island International Affairs Conference has been convening for a century of so on one of the…

Journal Entry #37

Nature boy. NORFOLK, CONN., JULY 15— For no obvious reason at all, I share a simple pleasure on a very fine Sunday afternoon. If there is a thought behind it that fits into words, it is only that we must…