Europe besieged from south and east alike

By |November 18th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney filed this before the Paris attacks, which only add an exclamation point to his warning) At the end of the 15th century, Europe was a place of no great consequence in the affairs of the world. The continent was still in thrall […]

Disastrous replay of history in Europe?

By |September 25th, 2015|

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) On September 30, 1938, the leaders of free Europe set the world on fire. Clinging to the hope that the purchase of security at the cost of liberty would secure to them the blessings of peace, Neville Chamberlain and Édouard Daladier signed their names on the Munich Agreement, right next to the signatures of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. […]

Nationalism vs. supra-nationalism: DeGaulle was right

By |August 18th, 2015|


(By Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney, writing from Nantucket) The greatest Frenchman since Napoleon and twice the savior of his nation, Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) remains the most influential European statesman of the post-World War II era.   Like Metternich, Bismarck, and Churchill before him, De Gaulle embodied a world-historical vision that remains […]

Christ and his cross have lessons for leaders

By |March 31st, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) The week that stretches from Palm Sunday through Easter is the most significant week of the Christian’s year. Historically and spiritually, this week marks Jesus’ triumphant […]

The horror of human trafficking

By |February 8th, 2015|

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. But as the month winds down, and the fight against human trafficking carries on, how aware are we and what does that awareness prompt us to do? For many the term human trafficking does not have a clear definition. For others, the definition may be clear, but how it applies may be uncertain. Still others either don’t understand why this issue is drawing such attention or are turned off by the topic because of its salience in certain circles. The purpose of this article is to guide us toward a shared understanding of what constitutes human trafficking, how it impacts society locally and globally, and how we as individuals can address this injustice. […]

Hamas regrouping, reloading with lethal new rockets

By |August 29th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) The reprieve from fighting over Hamas tunnels in the Gaza may be over for now but the fight will return and it will get worse. […]

Think again: spinning White House yarns and Iranian nukes

By |December 22nd, 2013|

Unable to ignore millions of cancellation letters and a rare presidential apology, fact-checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post designated “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” as their “Lie of the Year.”
Reeling from Obamacare’s deceptive sales tactics, Americans dread its fallout but know that our system allows us to Think Again. We can repeal and replace bad laws. […]

Obama gang can’t shoot straight in Syria or anywhere

By |September 11th, 2013|

(New York City, Sept. 4) Last Sunday’s irreverent Daily News headline said it all: “Ready, Aim, Hold Fire”. If this city’s beloved writer Jimmy Breslin redid his satirical 1970 novel The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, it would be about the Obama Administration’s slapstick antics regarding Syria.

But the real issue is not whether […]

Against a congressional OK to strike Syria

By |September 4th, 2013|

The President should be commended for following the Constitutional order and referring questions of initiating hostilities to the Congress.  Congress – and the nation – will have a debate.  Let’s be clear: The United States should not use military force in Syria. […]

Egypt in chaos: the democracy trap

By |August 20th, 2013|

NANTUCKET—While this island’s most famous summer resident –Secretary of State John Kerry- tirelessly pursues a matter of comparative irrelevance- Israeli-Palestinian peace talks- the entire Middle East is turning into a blazing conflagration the likes of which we have not seen since the end of the Second World War. […]