Herb London http://wamc.org en Poll Shows Cuomo Vulnerable On The Left http://wamc.org/post/poll-shows-cuomo-vulnerable-left <p>A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 88699 at http://wamc.org Poll Shows Cuomo Vulnerable On The Left Herb London: Global Citizenship http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-global-citizenship <p>When President Obama visited Berlin a couple of years ago he raised the prospect of an idea that circulated throughout the twentieth century: world citizenship. Eminentos such as H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell contended that unless humanity embraced this nation, it is doomed. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Herb London 84666 at http://wamc.org Herb London: What Jewish Museums Won't Show http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-what-jewish-museums-wont-show <p>Holocaust museums around the globe present in remarkably graphic form pre-war Nazi conditions that promoted anti-Semitism and the belief that Jews were sub-human. Children read schoolbooks in which Jews were depicted as exploitive, dangerous, lacking in essential human qualities. Jews were demonized to an extent that led inexorably to concentration camps and extermination. The horror of this period is told and retold in museums as a reminder that this must never happen again. Propaganda of a vicious variety has consequences, a condition the world now knows all too well. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Herb London 84161 at http://wamc.org Herb London: Previewing State Of The Union http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-previewing-state-union <p>The State of the Union address by President Obama is a month away, but the content and orientation of that speech can be limned from White House briefings. Rather than discuss failures such as a healthcare website that still rejects applicants or ellipses such as the unrecorded conversations about the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi or political coercion such as the selective IRS vetting process for not-for-profit organizations, the president will concentrate on the deal with Iran as a major achievement.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Herb London 80498 at http://wamc.org Herb London: The Differences In American Social Classes http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-differences-american-social-classes <p>For the new class of self-proclaimed progressives there is a tale of two cities, one privileged and one underprivileged. This dichotomous model comes right out of the Marxist playbook. However, despite its simplicity and repudiation of human nature, it continues to have appeal as President Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio can attest. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Herb London 78197 at http://wamc.org Herb London: U.S.-Iran Deal On Nuclear Weapons http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-us-iran-deal-nuclear-weapons <p>A presumptive deal between the United States and Iran to curb the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions is regarded in the White House as a breakthrough, cutting the Gordian knot between intractability and persistence. Yet before the acclamation begins a cautionary note is warranted. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:19:24 +0000 Herb London 77719 at http://wamc.org Herb London: UN Week in New York http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-un-week-new-york <p>Today, commentator Dr. Herb London discusses U.N. Week in New York City&hellip; Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Herb London 75229 at http://wamc.org Herb London: UN Week in New York Herb London: My National Schizophrenia http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-my-national-schizophrenia <p></p><p></p><p>I admit to being a national schizophrenic, an affliction I share with many others. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Herb London 74729 at http://wamc.org Herb London: My National Schizophrenia Herbert London: The World As We Knew It http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-world-we-knew-it <p></p><p>For elderly women who cut coupons in order to survive in their Florida apartments;&nbsp; for pensioners accustomed to monthly checks;&nbsp; for those who were saving for that condo in Tucson, the world as they have known it will be gone.&nbsp; Although politicians cannot say it for fear of generating public panic, the globe is so awash in debt that fiat money, cash reserves and savings will all be in a perilous state in the not too distant future.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:49 +0000 57728 at http://wamc.org Herbert London: Tokyo's Military Options http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-tokyos-military-options <p></p><p>Tokyo policy makers have been engaged in diplomatic overdrive in an effort to resolve a territorial dispute with Russia over four southern islands in the Kuril Island chain. This dispute has stunted bilateral relations for six decades.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:12:21 +0000 Herbert London 49190 at http://wamc.org