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About jackgoldstone

Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University

Addicted to Denial

Few countries would want, as their national bird, an ostrich with its head firmly in the sand.   Yet more and more countries would seem to qualify. In Brazil, this week’s elections pivoted in part on the devastating impact in Sao Paolo of … Continue reading

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Help Ebola victims

You don’t have to just panic about Ebola: you can help its victims in Africa and thus reduce its rate of spread. Here is an easy place to help: http://igg.me/p/community-response-to-ebola-in-sierra-leone/x/8912561 Join me in giving whatever you can to help.

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Drifting toward decline

I have just returned from a week visiting Hong Kong and Japan.  What I found there was inspiring and somewhat hopeful in Hong Kong, but distressing in Japan. In Hong Kong — which in many ways represents China’s best hope … Continue reading

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Hong Kong is NOT Tiananmen

Hong Kong’s protests present a major problem for China’s leadership in Beijing. This is not 1989, when China used its army and tanks to dispel student protests in Tiananmen Square.  Both China and the world have changed; and Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Words from God, Lessons for Man

This past week, I was visiting the United Kingdom (still United, thank goodness), to attend a conference at Cambridge University. While there, I also took a trip north to York University to do some historical study. While there, I stayed … Continue reading

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More on who can or will fight ISIS

I weighed in this week on the need to have a truly broad coalition to fight ISIS in Politico. The problem ahead is to build that coalition – and it won’t be quick or easy. If we are going to … Continue reading

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Three cheers (almost) for Obama vs. ISIS

President Obama’s speech touched on all the right and necessary notes — as good a speech as he has given. Obama clearly separated the terrorists behind ISIS from both the Muslim faith and the broader Muslim populations that it has … Continue reading

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