Monthly Archives: January 2011

Stealth China

by Ken Feltman China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. – Charles de Gaulle How times have changed. China is not so inscrutable as it was when Charles de Gaulle made that statement. Now, France and all other … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s video

By Ken Feltman Sometimes, even when one is not responsible, and everyone comes to understand that, a false accusation wounds as much as if it were true. Sarah Palin’s silence in the first few days after the Tucson shootings signaled … Continue reading

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Horror in Arizona

by Ken Feltman I have received dozens of questions, more that half from outside the United States, on what the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, mean. Based on the way many questions are phrased, I get the impression that readers from outside … Continue reading

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Holbrooke: Pessimist, optimist or gardener?

by Ken Feltman A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill Diplomacy is not considered suitable work for idealists. Even optimists are out of place in the diplomat’s realistic, often … Continue reading

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