U.S. Culture

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Two chubby young Koreans register on the global recognition scale

Two chubby young Koreans register on the global recognition scale

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com LONDON — There was a time when Korea was best known overseas for Samsung gadgetry and Hyundai cars. Now Korea is permeating the global consciousness in ways that would have seemed unlikely if not impossible two or three years ago. The latest proof positive is a New Year’s eve feature in […]

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Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

Europe vs the Jews: Then and now

By Ed Koch The war against the Jews — and against the State of Israel — continues unabated. For the past year, Israel has been subjected to rocket bombardments directed at its cities including Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. A million Israeli civilians in Southern Israel had their lives disrupted as 8,000 rockets rained down on them […]

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Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

By Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ at Carnegie Hall.  It was a one-actor play, in which you played all the […]

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Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

By Sol W. Sanders For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]

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The Economy? No, 'urban geopolitics' drove 2012 election outcome

The Economy? No, 'urban geopolitics' drove 2012 election outcome

Gregory Copley, Global Information System The U.S. national elections of Nov. 6,  demonstrated convincingly that voter patterns in major Western societies were now dominated by urban electorates and urban — rather than national — priorities. The fact that President Barack Obama was swept back into office in the U.S. Presidential elections, highlighted the transformed voting […]

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Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — America appears to have crossed the political Rubicon. On the one shore, that of the red states, people are rooted in more traditional values, religion, individualism and entrepreneurialism.  On the blue shore, people embrace different oft trendier values, cherish political correctness and secularism,  often do favor entrepreneurialism, but […]

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That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

By Sol W. Sanders There is another parallel shadowy election tomorrow – no candidates, no poll counting, and no definitive victory or defeat. It’s the little acknowledged cultural war playing out, a fierce contest hardly talked about publicly – at least not identifying it with each candidate. Using labels of another day, the presidential contestants […]

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The New York spirit: Hurricane Sandy tested us and we came through

The New York spirit: Hurricane Sandy tested us and we came through

By Ed Koch On Sunday, October 28, at 4:00 p.m., I joined the parishioners at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Brooklyn in honoring my friend and their fellow congregant, Frank Macchiarola. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI had bestowed upon Frank the Papal Honor of Knight Commander of the Holy Order of St. Gregory the Great. […]

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Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

By Lev Navrozov I am going to say something I know may not be popular with the readers. I spent half of my life in Stalin’s Russia. I was born there, got married there, and I never knew what the television set looks like. My mother would say, “Why do you need to watch television […]

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Tale of an unforgettable fight and the 'forgotten war'

Tale of an unforgettable fight and the 'forgotten war'

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com You know how little the Korean War weighs on the consciousness of American readers when you see a documentary and read an entire book about a famous American boxer and his epic battle with his Korean challenger and find virtually no mention of the “forgotten war.” That omission in “The Good […]