Following what looks like a false flag chemical attack in Syria, I just watched a brilliant video by Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson in which he argues that a war in Syria would be a terrible mistake. Of course, I agree with that assessment, and moreover I'm surprised to see Fox News broadcasting an anti-war message. Read more [...]
Ever since the fall of Gaddafi, Libya has become an increasingly chaotic basket case. One of the most dramatic consequences of this is that slavery is back. This isn't the covert human trafficking that happens in secret. This is completely in the open.
Open air markets where people can buy a black African slave for as Read more [...]
This is based on my experiences of living and working in Thailand, and also of traveling a little as a tourist. Mostly though, I saw and heard what tourists wouldn't, and almost none of it was good, so rather than try to make a balanced list of pros and cons – something I don't think is even remotely possible – I'm Read more [...]