Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The Yazidi are an indigenous Iraqi community of just under one million people who have lived in northern Iraq for thousands of years. They are Kurdish and Arabic speaking monotheists who trace their decent from Adam. Because their priests and holy men have never publicly disclosed their secret, sacred ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2015 10:20 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
From the Times of Israel:
Lebanese television anchor delivered a scathing criticism of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in a televised news broadcast, accusing him of working for Iranian interests and against his home country of Lebanon.
During a program on Lebanon’s Future TV channel broadcast ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2015 8:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 10 April 2015
Kamal Ahmed writes in the BBC:
In his seminal work on the role of high-frequency traders in global stock markets, Michael Lewis quotes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand man.
Mr Munger said that high-frequency trading was "the functional equivalent of letting a lot of rats into a granary".
The ...Read More...
Posted on 04/10/2015 8:04 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Deroy Murdock writes in National Review Online:
From Easter services to cablecasts of Bill O’Reilly’s bestseller Killing Jesus, Christians are focused on the crucifixion of their Savior. American believers and non-believers consider this a historical event. But in the Middle East, crucifixion is ...Read More...
Posted on 04/04/2015 2:47 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
From Adara Press:
Amir Hossein Motaghi, a close media aid to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, exposes the truth about the U.S. role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. According to a report in The Telegraph:
“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other ...Read More...
Posted on 04/01/2015 5:25 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Kathleen Burge writes about the weird psychological aspects of facebook in the Boston Globe.
If you are one of Catherine Pisacane’s 792 Facebook friends, you got a glimpse into her life a couple of weeks ago. She posted a selfie, taken by her sister, of the two of them smiling and snuggling outside ...Read More...
Posted on 03/25/2015 11:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Paul Berman writes in The Tablet.
The global jihad, Sunni variant, got under way in August 1996 in the juridical or pseudo-juridical form of the “Ladenese epistle,” otherwise known as the “Declaration of War Against Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,” by Osama Bin Laden, as clarified ...Read More...
Posted on 03/18/2015 6:19 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
John Gray disputes Steven Pinker's notion that the world is becoming less violent.
For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The world’s great powers are neither ...Read More...
Posted on 03/17/2015 5:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 28 February 2015
From the New York Times:
The limestone sculptures, statues and reliefs smashed by militants in northern Iraq provided valuable historical insights into kingdoms that flourished thousands of years ago and were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, experts say. The destruction took place ...Read More...
Posted on 02/28/2015 3:39 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Liel Leibovitz writes at The Tablet:
Pity the young Iranian nuclear enthusiasts! Groaning under the weight of all those pesky sanctions, career-oriented nerds from Teheran or Isfahan eager to learn how to enrich uranium, say, or supervise reactor systems operations—all highly prized vocations in ...Read More...
Posted on 02/25/2015 12:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 20 February 2015
Rod Nordland writes in the NYTimes:
RAIDA, Yemen — About all that remain of Yemen’s ancient and once vibrant Jewish community are untended cemeteries, dramatic hillside ghetto villages of thousand-year-old stone houses and a few people like Abraham Jacob and his extended family.
Most of them live ...Read More...
Posted on 02/20/2015 3:33 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Eric Edelman writes in Mosaic:
Michael Doran’s long essay in Mosaic, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy,” and Elliott Abrams’s response to it, “What the President Thinks He’s Doing,” command the attention of anyone seriously interested in the administration’s policies and plans for the Middle East. I ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 5:28 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Posted on 02/14/2015 5:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America .
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 7.8%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.
COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.
ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 7.8% ...Read More...
Posted on 02/10/2015 1:32 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 25 January 2015
A. Mark Clarfield writes in the Jerusalem Post:
From early December 2014 through this January, American academic associations representing about 100,000 professors met to discuss or vote on resolutions that urged a boycott of Israeli universities.
They include the American Anthropological Association, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/25/2015 10:16 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield