Carrying a Big Stick

Of all the world’s problematic regimes, North Korea certainly ranks among the worst. This has been manifested recently in their tests of long-range missiles and nuclear arms, both of which are forbidden under current agreements with the rogue nation. On … Continue reading

The Termite Man

I know the case of an old farmer of São Paulo, the master of a vast coffee plantation and of a spacious mansion, square-shaped with two floors, a door in the center and windows of equal size throughout the facade. … Continue reading

The Insidious Question

Somebody asked me if I were a man of the right. Enthusiastically and euphorically I answered, “Yes.” On answering, I was already waiting for the concise and venomous little question that would come next: “Of the extreme right, then?” The … Continue reading

Right? Or Left?

The words “right” and “left” are currently used to classify positions taken on the greatest variety of themes. The most common use relates to matters of a political, social or economic nature. However, these words may also apply to ways … Continue reading

Brazil says NO to Gun Control

The international left was monitoring with great expectations the results of Brazil’s weekend referendum on a nationwide ban on the sale of guns and ammunition. A Yes vote would have been celebrated as a victory for gun control not only … Continue reading

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