Joseph P. Duggan Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Apr 7, 2017

Ferguson, Missouri In August 2014, billions of people suddenly came to know the name of this suburban town of 21,000 souls near the St. Louis international airport. The dominant media influenced much of the world to accept a description of…

by | Sep 21, 2009

PRAGUE — A week of flawless Indian summer weather diverts this bittersweet land of liberty from events and conditions auguring a long, anxious autumn. November will mark 20 years since the Velvet Revolution ended the Communist dictatorship, but the celebration…

by | May 15, 2009

ZACATECAS, Mexico — Imagine a merry combination of Thomas More and Peter Sellers, and you may get a sense of an extraordinary personality who came from this silver mining capital’s adjoining colonial town of Guadalupe and, during his brief career…

by | May 5, 2009

PUEBLA DE LOS ÁNGELES, Mexico — The authentic Cinco de Mayo, like Ireland’s Solemnity of St. Patrick, is quite different from the ersatz celebrations in the United States conjured by the beer barons and their marketing wizards, dousing Kowalskis, Smiths,…

by | Apr 30, 2009

MEXICO CITY — In the precincts of Coyoacán near to where Leon Trotsky caught the business end of an ice pick sprawls a monument to Big Government and the delirium of National Greatness if not to any certifiable species of…

by | Apr 28, 2009

MEXICO CITY, April 27, 2009 — On the crowded sidewalks of Paseo de la Reforma, a dark-eyed office worker held a cell phone to her left ear and with her free hand pulled down her blue medical mask to reveal…

by | Apr 22, 2009

MEXICO CITY — On his way to glad-hand Hugo Chávez and Daniel Ortega at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad last weekend, President Barack Obama did a one-day drop-by in this capital. His meetings with President Felipe Calderón were…

by | Apr 20, 2009

It is sad but scarcely surprising to learn that the crisis of the ink-and-paper media industry is taking its toll on what once was one of the broadsheets’ grand old Southern dames — the Richmond Times-Dispatch. On April 2, hemorrhaging…

by | Apr 16, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCÓN, Mexico — A sign of Mexico’s political evolution is the creation of its first presidential library and museum, in the fashion of the libraries archiving and commemorating the administrations of Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton…

by | Mar 31, 2009

MEXICO CITY — Imagine an American Secretary of State one morning praying at Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall and the next evening accepting a eugenics award named for Dr. Josef Mengele. That is an apt analogy to the repugnant juxtaposition of gestures…

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