LML Polettiques (150)

Clash of civilizations

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 11:20 Written by
The 8 civilizationsPart 1 THIS year marks the 30th year after the Berlin Wall came down. This was the beginning of the dying throes of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In two years, in the autumn of 1991,…

Dynastic kleptocracy

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:29 Written by
MY previous column discussed a “negatives list” of candidates who “must not be elected” to a Senate seat in May 2019. I mentioned three who are making a mockery of what is left of our fragile democracy and of the…

Of colors and symbols of EDSA

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:53 Written by
FROM a historical perspective, a lapse of 33 years after an episode is still much of a current event stretched out over a contemporary period. It is a photograph of a moment still subject to alterations. Volumes have been written…

Scoundrels and the ‘negatives’ list

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:41 Written by
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has come out with the final list of those running for the Senate; 63 names are vying for 12 slots. Pundits predict only the first 20 names extracted from polling syndicates (SWS, Pulse Asia) will…

Malthus and the global peril

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 Written by
I DEPART from conspiracy theories and speculate on a phenomenon whose impact is now being felt worldwide. The world population currently stands at 7.683 billion (www.worldmeters.info/world-population). The disturbing statistic is that it took 200K years since the appearance of homo…

What if?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:57 Written by
MY conspiracy series starting with the January 23 “A Russian Spy in the White House?” segueing into the local “Conspiracy theory,” provoked commentaries falling under another genre: What if? Some readers likewise are framing their thoughts on the rhetorical question…

Conspiracy theory (Part 2)

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 10:08 Written by
Part 2 LAST week’s column stirred a hornet’s nest of stinging comments from my friends from both sides of the aisle — the Yellow horde and the DDS. The former regards this conspiracy as a veritable manifestation of the dying…

Conspiracy theory

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:44 Written by
MY article last January 23 delved into the US conspiracy claims precipitated by an op-ed piece in the prestigious Washington Post. Insinuations about US President Donald Trump’s being a Russian spy are made more believable by his comportment during these…
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