Weakism, Wishful Thinking & Yalta 2

Weakism, Wishful Thinking & Yalta 2

  By Julian French.     “If Hitler invaded hell I would at least make a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”. Winston Churchill Alphen, Netherlands. 9 December. Funny old week. The Great European Mess [...]
Castro from Liberator to Dictator

Castro from Liberator to Dictator

By Sami Jamil Jadallah.     America, the great democracy, could never find a dictator it did not like; of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, and the exception is Fidel Castro. Too bad, the man who “liberated” Cuba [...]
Iron Age-Ceramics Suggest Complex Pattern Of Eastern Mediterranean Trade

Iron Age-Ceramics Suggest Complex Pattern Of Eastern Mediterranean Trade

The Daily Journalist. Two markers of regional exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean during the first millennium BCE are the White Painted and Bichrome Wares from Cyprus’s Cypro-Geometric and Cypro-Archaic periods Cypriot-style pottery [...]
Americans Feasting On Turkey 2,300 Years Ago

Americans Feasting On Turkey 2,300 Years Ago

The Daily Journalist. While the popular notion of the American Thanksgiving is less than 400 years old, the turkey has been part of American lives for more than 2,000 years. But for much of that time, the bird was more revered than eaten. Washington [...]
Holbein's Dance Of Death - The 16th Century Charlie Hebdo

Holbein’s Dance Of Death – The 16th Century Charlie Hebdo

The Daily Journalist.   He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein’s famous ‘Dance Of Death’ suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment [...]
The fall of Kabul - 15 years later

The fall of Kabul – 15 years later

By Rick Francona.     On November 14, 2001, the Afghan capital city of Kabul fell to the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance after a short but intense battle. The Northern Alliance was supported primarily by U.S. airpower controlled [...]
Significant Bronze Age City Discovered In Northern Iraq

Significant Bronze Age City Discovered In Northern Iraq

The Daily Journalist. Archeologists from the University of Tübingen perform excavation work just 45 kilometers from IS territory – the settlement may have been an outpost of the Akkadian Empire. Archeologists from the Institute for [...]
How Early Pacific Seafarers Populated On Of Earth's Most Remote Regions

How Early Pacific Seafarers Populated On Of Earth’s Most Remote Regions

The Daily Journalist. Seafaring settlers traveled hundreds — even thousands — of miles, navigating by stars and overcoming ocean currents and difficult weather for months to arrive in a region that includes present-day Tonga, Samoa, [...]
Age Of First Chief's Ancient Tomb Reveals Pacific Island Society

Age Of First Chief’s Ancient Tomb Reveals Pacific Island Society

The Daily Journalist. New dating on the stone buildings of Nan Madol suggests the ancient coral reef capital in the Pacific Ocean was the earliest among the islands to be ruled by a single chief. The discovery makes Nan Madol a key locale [...]
Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

By Rich Rubino.     Before Donald Trump selected Mike Pence to be his Vice Presidential Runningmate, Pence was locked in a tight race to retain his job as Indiana Governor, sporting job approval ratings of under 50 percent. If [...]
Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

  By Sami Jamil Jadallah.   If anyone thinks that the Prophet Mohamed ( pbuh) was not a social and theological liberation revolutionary, better think twice. I have been thinking of writing this essay for more than few years since [...]
Tracing The Genesis Of Nepalese Tea Industry

Tracing The Genesis Of Nepalese Tea Industry

By Subodh Rana.   “Tea is better than wine for it leadeth not to intoxication, neither does it cause a man to say foolish things and repent thereof in his sober moments. It is better than water for it does not carry disease; neither [...]
New Finds Shift The Timeline Back For Human Arrival In The Americas

New Finds Shift The Timeline Back For Human Arrival In The Americas

The Daily Journalist. Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought. Approximately 13,000 years ago, a prehistoric group of hunter-gathers known [...]
Understanding Constitutionality on Constitution Day

Understanding Constitutionality on Constitution Day

By Richard Larsen.   There clearly is some misunderstanding about what is deemed constitutional and what is not. Even if one has the most stringent, literal interpretation of the governmental powers and rights enumerated in our founding [...]
Controversial Maya Codex Proves Genuine

Controversial Maya Codex Proves Genuine

The Daily Journalist. The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among the rarest books in the world, has been regarded with skepticism since it was reportedly unearthed by looters from a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, in the 1960s. But a [...]
India’s Kashmir faux pas & UN role

India’s Kashmir faux pas & UN role

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.     Kashmir remains an international humanitarian, political and legal issue. Years after years both the governments and leaderships remained changing in India but what has not been changed is the toxic Indian [...]
Democracy in America: Uneasy Coexistence and Reverberating Tremors

Democracy in America: Uneasy Coexistence and Reverberating Tremors

                                                                                By Christopher Warburton.   An illustrious European statesman, Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859), once [...]
Destabilizing The Middle East: A Historical Perspective of US Foreign Policy

Destabilizing The Middle East: A Historical Perspective of US Foreign Policy

By Jon Kofas.     (I wrote the first version of this essay in June 2014. I decided to update it partly because of some elements of neo-isolationist proposals from the Republicans Party and presidential candidate Trump who claimed that [...]
Stoic Philosophy of the Greeks

Stoic Philosophy of the Greeks

By Michael Anderson.     Stoic philosophy, as introduced by Zeno in 300 B.C, was an important philosophical school through the time of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who died in 180 A.D. Quiet during the Middle Ages, it rose again as [...]
Cahokia Beaded Burials Tell a New Story About Life, Renewal, Fertility and Agriculture in Ancient America

Cahokia Beaded Burials Tell a New Story About Life, Renewal, Fertility and Agriculture in Ancient America

  The Daily Journalist.   A new study challenges earlier interpretations of an important burial mound at Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis. The study reveals that a central feature of the mound, a [...]