Herbert London

Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Herbert London: Recapturing Virtue - A Strategy For Opposing Radical Islam

The contest on the world stage is not merely between Islam and the Judeo-Christian world, but between modernity and tradition.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Herbert London: The Foreign Policy Failures Of 2014

Despite administration claims to the contrary, 2014 was the year of failure on the foreign policy front. In every area of the globe chaos or instability reign.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Herbert London: Self Censorship And The First Amendment

  Rising from the ugly portals of dictatorship and control, is the irrevocable value of open expression. Free speech, indeed the ability to make decisions for yourself, is a gift bequeathed to citizens residing with Western traditions. At times speech is hateful and tasteless – an unappetizing features of freedom. But this is a price willingly paid to assure free exchange.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Herbert London: Embracing Our Enemies

For months the American government has averted its gaze to the nefarious activity of the Iranian government. As the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, one might assume our national policy would be designed to counter this Iranian threat. In fact, it is no longer accurate to describe the war in Syria as conflict between Assad’s regime forces and the rebels. It is a war directed and fought by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah with Assad playing a secondary role.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Herbert London: Strategic Stability In The Second Nuclear Age

The negotiations in Vienna to restrict or prevent Iran from enriching sufficient fissile material to build nuclear weapons, raises the specter of yet a new round in what some have described as “the second nuclear age.” For the uninitiated, the first nuclear age was the period in the Cold War when the U.S. and allies confronted the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal. The second nuclear age is defined by the multiplicity of nuclear powers linked together by varying levels of cooperation and conflict.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Herbert London: What We Are “Sure” We Know About Foreign Policy

What we do know, or think we know, that just isn’t true? There are myths, riddles and indeterminate conditions, but for many these factors are ignored in favor of what one believes to be true.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Herbert London: When Jewish Blood Is Spilled

Images of distinguished rabbis hacked to death in a blood soaked synagogues floor during a prayer service are about a hatred so deep that any rational discourse cannot assuage it. These images evoke memories of the Holocaust and the flight from Europe to a national home. Israelis’ are assailed by the same venomous loathing they sought to escape and the same international indifference to their plight.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Herbert London: The Other Side of Technology

While the wizards of new technology wax lyrically about the wonders of technological development, there is another side, one often overlooked in the avalanche of new products. Clearly computers have changed our lives, opened new horizons of learning and have abbreviated research efforts, but there are hidden societal costs that are unnoticed or intentionally ignored.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Herbert London: Why The Iranians Are Smiling

November 24, 2014, looms as a strategic date in world history. At that time, a deadline for a deal with Iran will be reached. And, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others, has said “no deal is better than a bad deal,” it appears as if President Obama’s team and the so-called P5+1 group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and China, plus Germany – are seeking any deal rather than no deal.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Herbert London: Academic Fraud And Big Time College Sports

If you follow big time college sports as I do, it has been apparent that the student-athlete in Division I schools is an oxymoron. There are occasional stories of the college graduate who reads at the third grade level or the football star who couldn’t find a classroom on campus. Now, however, a scandal has been reported bigger than any previously mentioned. It involves bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina encompassing more than 3000 students over two decades.

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