“What if North Korea isn’t crazy?” asks CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

Watch this interesting video about the geopolitical stalemate in North Korea and whether the conventional views about North Korea are correct. Mr Zakaria speaks with a clear and easily understandable accent, but if there are parts of the video that… Continue Reading →

Live Commentary for Friday 10 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Friday March the 10th, 2017. Today is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1922, Mahatma… Continue Reading →

Live Commentary for Friday 2 December 2016

This is the Live Commentary for Friday December the 2nd, 2016. Today is the 337th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days left until the end of the year…

On this day in 1804, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French.

Also on this day in 1930, at the time of the Great Depression, US President Herbert Hoover proposed a $150 million (equivalent to over 2 billion dollars in 2015) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.

And finally on this day in 1988, Benazir Bhutto became the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

And what’s in the news today? Quite a lot if you ask me… Important news affecting France, Iran and the USA… I’ll add more about it in the comments…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

There is an old saying in English language; it says “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.” At this moment, the president of the US AND his staff in the white house, AND the CIA, AND… Continue Reading →

Live Commentary for Tuesday November 15th, 2016

Today is 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is the America Recycles Day in the USA. How big is recycling in your country?


Populism and Donald Trump!

In this post, Reza discusses “the Donald” and the rise of populism in the US…

“The Birther Movement”

A “Birther” is a person who believes that Barack Obama is not a natural born US citizen and therefore is not a legitimate president!!! Wow! This theory was so absurd and unheard of, that when it started in 2008 very… Continue Reading →

Politics in THESE United States :)

Just a few words to share 🙂 It’s election time in the United States and the presidential debates are going to start soon. However, the TV shows and campaign coverages are already amusing millions of Americans on top NEWS channels. Here… Continue Reading →

Some news about Patti Smith

An article in the newspaper Le Monde about a new Patti Smith’s book, M Train. I appreciated Just Kids, an autobiography about her life in New York’s Seventeenth with Robert Mappelthorpe. Here it’s more about literature and poetry, these first… Continue Reading →

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