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FROM MY CORNER: From Tulsa to Paris

Howell Hurst Climate & Environment, Corporate Avarice, Defining Trump, Economy & Finance, Europe, Nature, People Politics, Racism, Trump

My hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma, the scene of the worst race massacre of  black Americans. I left Oklahoma 65 years ago to find a different environment for my life. When once I returned to a high school reunion, I again understood why I left in the first place. Oklahoma is often cited by media as… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: 7 Years 7 Months

Howell Hurst Europe, God, People, Women's Issues

Recently I stumbled on a startling fact. If you are 83 years old, as I am, the actuarial tables estimate the average date of your future death will occur in 7 years and 7 months. I find that a sobering consideration. Seven years is not very long. And the seven months don’t add a lot… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Danish & American Politics

Howell Hurst American News, Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Europe, People Politics

Lately some readers wrote to me about “Socialism.” The gist of what they said is that Socialism steals people’s personal initiative from them. And, that Capitalism preserves it.  This is a long-asserted conservative belief.  I don’t disagree with it – IF we are talking about government owning ALL business assets of a country. However, if… 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 »