I’ve been studying discrimination around the world for more than a decade including visiting 114 countries. I know what systemic racism looks like. It looks opposite to America.
Racism and anti-Racism in the World: before and after 1945
It can seem a shocking revelation that Chinese, Russian, Islamic, and European empires were still competing for global supremacy in the early 20th century. This was the Era of Empire. […]
World Made Easy: A Reading List
All of these recommendations are for books I couldn’t put down because I was learning so much. But I may not have known this, if they weren’t well written. I also selected books covering countries and regions whose history has influenced so much of our world today.
China – An anxious developing superpower, creates big problems, pandemics
The world should prepare for a pandemic. The coronavirus is already an economic pandemic. How can China, a nation that has been prosecuting its case as the benevolent and better choice of superpower, have let this happen? History offers an answer.
Sobering global #MeToo outcomes show why gender equality will take 4-20 generations
#metoo inadvertently reveals why gender equality will take 208 years. Hollywood actresses emboldened to share #metoo stories inspired a global movement. Women all over the world joined in, and for many or most, their lives got worse, sometimes a lot worse.
Iran – From American Ally to Adversary
How did we get here with Iran? The story goes back much further than many would believe but puts today’s events in a much more clear view. Iran knows that disliking America has been a sport since it became a superpower after WWII and keeps score through manipulation of perception, such as the recently downed passenger jetliner. From David and Goliath perceptions when the US beat the British Empire to the US’ becoming a Goliath, and from a secular Iran to an Islamist state the relationship between the two countries has evolved.
East vs West global powers – A decade in review pt2
In Part I of this article, we covered a review of economic-related data for four centers of power for the past decade. In Part II, we cover changes to military power, political orientations, and backward progress for gender equality.
East vs West global powers – A decade in review pt1
In the contest for global supremacy, China gains, western nations maintain with the US in the lead, Russia’s military-first strategy conceals decline, and disunited Islamic nations can’t compete. Part 1.
The Oxymoronic United Nations
When the United Nations was created after WWII, its role was its name: to unite nations. Sovereign nations were to be united in peace and universally committed to fundamental freedoms. […]