To: Future Historic Preservationists, From: Today
The protection of our nations history is something that strengthens us in every aspect, grand and local. What happens when current preservationists and their efforts need to not only pass along our history through the tangible buildings they saved but also through the next generation of preservationists?Could Syria Start WW3?
Many commentators have warned of the risks that the civil war currently taking place in Syria could spread to become a wider conflict. But how far could it spread? Could it spread far and wide enough to start WW3? This article addresses those questions.Criminal Science
Seismic forecasting is an imprecise art. An Italian court still sent six scientists to prison for missing an impending earthquake.The Cutbacks Are Beginning to Bite
The effects of the cutbacks are once again headlining our news. The results of the budgets and staff being cut from our hospitals will have a terrible effect and we are already beginning to see the repercussions.Women in India
Over the years, as India went through political, economical and social changes, the condition of the Indian woman also changed for the better. They began to get their place in independent India.Is Jordan Going to Be the Next Government to Fall In the Spring of 2013?
After reading several CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) papers and a couple of RAND Corporation reports it is obvious to me that the Arab Spring was not merely caused by people getting together on social networks. There was a populist undercurrent of anger, despair, and helplessness and the protestors merely used the social networks for tools to promote their political agendas.2012 Chinese Politburo Elections Amidst Global Financial Crisis
The new Politburo Standing Committee is a leaner 7 member group with an average age of 63.4. I guess the red “princelings” in China are more in Prince Charles style.China Appoints a Minister of Propaganda – The US Already Has A Better One
Well, I love the United States, and I surely love what we stand for even if we don’t always completely live up to those high ideals that we proclaim. I love the freedom, liberty, and the ability to pursue happiness even if I realize there are many barriers in my way to fulfilling those wonderful rights. Yes, the United States could do better, but luckily we are doing better than most.An Arab Spring in Argentina
Perhaps, it is good that the Arab Spring protests have ended for a while, but in many regards they haven’t, they are ongoing. It’s as if it is a wildfire which has been put out, but it’s still smoldering waiting for the next breeze to come along. Where will it flare up next time? Currently, it appears that Syria is in serious territory, and the Assad regime may eventually fall meanwhile, until it does things are totally chaotic, society has crumbled, and the civilization is being destroyed. That’s the worst scenario of an Arab Spring gone bad, I’d say.Eulogy for Mass Media
After a recent talk, I realized nobody ever wrote a Eulogy for Mass Media. I thought I would do the honors. This article looks at the death of mass media and the implications for security and governance.