1. Trump Acquitted – American Ugly (#149)
    14 Feb, 2020
    Trump Acquitted – American Ugly (#149)
    Guilt-ridden Trump’s acquittal by the Republican-controlled Senate was an open sellout of America’s lingering image of a largely law abiding ‘Super Power’. That image of America, as a ‘Policeman of the World’- moral, humanitarian, and largely law-abiding, since the Second World War – albeit severely tattered since the George W. Bush legacy of illegal wars and corruption triggered financial crisis that almost tanked the entire global financial system - was nevertheless still the perception of the
  2. On The World Stage – ‘The Ugly American’
    30 May, 2017
    On The World Stage – ‘The Ugly American’ (#96)
    In 1958, Eugene Burdick and William Lederer wrote a book called ‘The Ugly American’. It was an instant bestseller in America, and has been in continuous print ever since. The book is considered to be one of the most politically influential books published in America, and is supposed to have impressed then Senator John F. Kennedy so much that he is reported to have purchased and distributed a copy to every one of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. The book apparently influenced the conduct of