Herbert London

Herbert London is president of the London Center for Policy Research and coauthor (with Jed Babbin) of The BDS War Against Israel.

‘The End of…’ Scenario

 

While the extremes of contemporary partisanship have grown, there is a curious area of political overlap in the age of Trump: Left and Right have embraced “the end of …” theme. Clearly there is justification for an outpouring of pessimism. President Trump has put enormous pressure on political allies to enhance their financial contribution to […]

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Buy American May Not Be American

 

President Trump asserts with patriotic fervor that his administration stands for America First, a commendable but somewhat ambiguous concept. What gives it meaning is the idea that Americans “buy American.” Presumably when facing consumer choices, Americans should look for a label that keeps them at home. The problem with the concept is that it defies […]

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Existentialism’s Deadly Burden on Freedom

 

The brilliant scholar Lawrence Mead in several articles and an unpublished book makes the case that freedom imposes a burden that is not well understood by those who migrate to the United States where freedom is a requisite of civic participation. This, of course, isn’t a novel observation, but as I see it the burden […]

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Unity in the Trump Government?

 

During a meeting with several high-level foreign diplomats, the question of the Trump administration’s unity kept coming up. How is it, said these diplomats, that the replacement and removal of Obamacare could not be achieved? Moreover, how does one explain the leaks that have repeatedly embarrassed the Trump organization? Needless to say, politics is not […]

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Change in Our Time

 

From Heraclitus to the present, historians and philosophers addressed the issue of change. Is change built into the nature of society or is it a mirage that reflects a different side of sameness? It would appear that there are years in the so-called modern age that suggest a departure from the past: 1789 and The […]

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Democracy v. Republic

 

Plato argued that democracy by its very nature cannot work. The direct involvement of the people in the affairs of state will lead to a situation where takers outnumber givers, thereby rendering the economy precarious. But that isn’t the only issue the demos introduces. Direct participation can lead to the belief that majority rules can deny the […]

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Considering the Real Russia Under Putin’s Authority

 

In the last debate of the 2012 presidential race Governor Romney discussed the potential threat of Russia. He was widely criticized by President Obama who maintained the Cold War ended in the 1980s. Since then, of course, we have had a national “reset.” Vladimir Putin’s aggressive action in eastern Ukraine, Syria and his openly provocative […]

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Evaluating the Obama Foreign Policy

 

Now that we are entering the last chapter of President Obama’s foreign policy tale, how might one judge his tenure. Writing in the pages of Foreign Affairs Gideon Rose argues that due to the restrained and clever leadership provided by the president, “the United States today [20150 may be richer, stronger, and safer than it […]

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The Iran Empire Strikes

 

Clouds of evil surround the Middle East. Since 1979, Iran was and remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism. However, now, Darth Vader has been converted into Luke Skywalker. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, is one of the covert operators undermining governments and promoting the imperial interests of his Islamic government. He […]

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Obama’s Nobel Prize Plus Five

 

President Obama had been in office for just 262 days when the Norwegian Nobel Committee singled out his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy” in awarding him the Nobel Prize. Nearly five years to the day later (the Nobel was announced October 9, 2009), it should now be clear that his selection was premature — […]

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