The Irrelevance of the “Pursuit of Happiness” in Islamic Politics.
So far, the interminable Arab Spring has accomplished nothing towards making the lives of ordinary people more secure against tyranny, more prosperous or more stable – in a word “happier.” Indeed, it should be clear to all by now that “happiness” as we understand it is not on the program. Continue Reading »

Rejoicing and Consternation Follows in the Middle East from the Geneva Accords.

In November, 2013, there unexpectedly appeared in our newspapers pictures of cheery handshakes exchanged between senior U.S and Iranian politicians. They were celebrating the signing at Geneva, Switzerland, of an interim “Plan of Action” which, the politicians all agreed, could put an end to one of the longest and most dangerous international crises of the last few decades. Under this Plan of Action, Iran was agreeing to put the brakes on its programme of nuclear enrichment while the U.S. and the other participants (the Five Permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) agreed to relax sanctions imposed against Iran.

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In October 1961, Nikita Khrushchev described Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) as “the devil in a disguise of a woman [that] has decided to beat all records of savagery.” Khrushchev’s wife also weighed in stating, “Threats are made to destroy our homes, to kill our husbands, to take the lives of our children … just one American name – Margaret Smith.” Continue Reading »

With ruthlessness worthy of the earliest Romanoffs and diplomatic skill worthy of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, President Vladimir Putin has turned Ukraine’s internal political crisis (December 2013-March 2014) into an opportunity to begin rebuilding the Empire that Russia lost with the collapse of the Soviet Union — an event that he has famously called the greatest disaster of recent times. Continue Reading »

On March 8, 1983, at the annual meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” What was his strategy? Convinced that socialism would lose any head to head competition with capitalism, he chose to take an aggressive approach to Soviet communism and one essential component of his strategy was to strengthen the American military and economy. Continue Reading »

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery (Letter to the Hebrews  2:14-15.)

 Recent Bulletins Regarding Impending Catastrophes. Continue Reading »

Critics of capitalism often rely heavily on emotion-laden statements devoid of facts. They are convinced that some form of socialism is the answer in achieving a fairer and better society. For example, Hollywood personality Sean Penn supported the socialism of his friend Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. When Chavez died last year of cancer, Penn directed his praise to Chavez’s successor Nicholas Maduro. But today we see where socialist economic policies have taken Venezuela. Continue Reading »


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