Is the Emperor Naked?

I was reading something today that reminded me of Sir John Bagot Glubb. After studying eleven empires from the Assyrians in 859 B.C. to the British in 1950, he outlined the seven stages of empire which always unfold in the same way, from beginning to end. These stages are… The…

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Time to wake up!

It was Carl Sagan who said, “You have to know the past to understand the present.” So here’s a blast from the past that is sure to wake you up to the present saga of politicians and where the world is heading. Wow! Just wow! Voilà… President Obama’s speech after…

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What do 100+ nations have in common?

What does the United States, Germany, the IMF, Italy, France, the Russian Federation, China, Switzerland, Japan, India, The Netherlands, Turkey, the ECB, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Spain, Austria, Poland, Belgium, the Philippines, Algeria, Venezuela, Thailand, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico, Libya, Greece, Korea, Romania,…

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