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Why the EU is Better Off Without the UK

Shortly after the Brexit vote, a French diplomat was quoted as saying, Before, Britain had one foot in and one foot out. Now, they have one foot out and one foot in. Ironic truth. To me, it is crystal clear … Continue reading

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Why the EU is Failing

News flash: The very day of this writing, former president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso announced that he has been hired by the banking firm, Goldman Sachs, in a “non-executive advisory role.” Goldman Sachs was the bank that … Continue reading

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RIP Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard is dead. It will be a long time before any political figure appears, in France or anywhere else, that has his rigorous intellect, his ethical position, or his clarity of vision. He saw the need for France to … Continue reading

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The Morning After: Brexit of Champions

How poor communication and The Big Lie affected the referendum in the UK to leave the European Union Continue reading

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Four Years on the STC Board – A Review

Dear readers, I have just completed two terms as a director at large of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I think those of you who are STC members deserve a review of what those four years have – and … Continue reading

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Pot Shots: They’re So Easy

It’s been 15 years since I moved out of Paris, and three and a half since I stopped going there regularly to work. And still, I find myself feeling that the recent assault in the French capital was an assault … Continue reading

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Words Are Important

Back in the 80s, when I worked in radio, I remember very vividly the words of Andre Codrescu, a writer and commentator on NPR, the U.S. national public radio network. Codrescu came to the U.S. escaping Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania. In … Continue reading

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