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FROM MY CORNER: Society’s Savior?

Howell Hurst Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Humans, People Politics

In Time magazine’s February 3rd issue, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s viewpoint,“How to save capitalism,” states: “Capitalism has been the most successful economic system in history. But we can improve upon it to help solve society’s problems and lift up more people. Now is the time.” Begging Mr. Dimon’s pardon, I suggest it is… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Destiny & American Journalism

Howell Hurst Climate, Consumerism, Corporate Avarice, Defense Spending, Economy & Finance, Humans, People Politics

American media’s job is not to define and guide the anticipated strategic path of our nation. Nor is it to manage the current worldwide diaspora of millions of people. However, we may safely propose that both constitute an appropriate job for the world’s foremost economic and military power. United States’ policy regarding the relentless scattering… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Knocking off an Iranian General

Howell Hurst Defining Trump, Terrorism, War and Organized Mayhem

January 3, 2020 Our stalwart leader has demonstrated his macho, I see. I don’t know whether to smirk cynically, grin grimly, or laugh darkly. My initial gut thought was: “Well, this could motivate all worldwide political points of view to collaboratively launch the 21st Century’s own World War III, couldn’t it?” Immediately followed with: “Now,… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: 2nd Paris Report

Howell Hurst 2020 Presidential Election, American News, Defining Trump, Economy & Finance, Europe, People Politics, Poverty, Presidential Election, Refugees, Trump

January 1, 2020 . . . New Year’s eve day in Paris was very cold, but sunny and clear. Today, it is warmer, but overcast with no sun. I wonder is this some sort of omen for 2020? The New York Times International Edition’s headlines since I arrived imply a similar forecast. December 24:“Ransomed at… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Report from Europe

Howell Hurst Europe, Humans, People, Trump

Paris . . . December 28, 2019 Fifty seven years ago, 17 years after the end of World War II, when as a young Army Intelligence officer I first arrived in Europe, Paris was still Paris, very French, very much itself. Today, it has become a Paris struggling to retain its own identity under an… continue reading »