We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI THE HILL TIMES (June 19, 2017) Terrorism is like the Hydra of Lerna, the mythological monster capable of regenerating two heads whenever Hercules chopped one off. I don’t know how or if Hercules eventually killed the Hydra, just as I am not sure how to defeat terrorism. However, I do know two … Continue reading We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 22, 2017) Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform … Continue reading Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

No Watergate in Trump’s White House

There are no Bernsteins or Woodwards among today's journalists capable of taking down a U.S. presidency By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 15, 2017) “In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat?” This question was the headline of a story last week on The New York Times. Since Donald Trump’s victory last year, … Continue reading No Watergate in Trump’s White House

NORTH KOREA, 60 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC FAILURE

(Segue la versione italiana) By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times - April 24, 2017 —Now that Donald Trump has (probably) sent the U.S. fleet towards North Korea, “pacifists” and some academics are up in arms against the “warmongering” American president. One recent headline in The Globe and Mail said, “Only diplomacy can cool the Korean peninsula.” … Continue reading NORTH KOREA, 60 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC FAILURE

It is all Trump’s fault…or maybe not

(Segue la versione italiana) by Angelo Persichilli I rejoiced when I realized that words like ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ became devoid of any political significance. Now, however, I start to miss them. I feel sorry for those trapped by past ideologies who are trying to navigate through the new political map using the old Trip-Tick instead … Continue reading It is all Trump’s fault…or maybe not