Tag: Michael of Greece


The Decline of the Media and the News

Big Money, the weakness of politicians, and the failure of education has led to a decline in the general quality of the media, both in the culture it promotes and most significantly in its coverage. Big Money either owns the media directly, or influences it indirectly, bending the media to its will, through advertising. Today,…


The State

Demonstrations and strikes used to be announced, controlled, and organized. Nowadays, these protests are of such importance they can disrupt an entire city. Strikes can paralyze an entire country. Now, we must all schedule our lives around a calendar of strikes. The degeneration of the power and quality of politicians, and the rise of their…


Corruption

Corruption has always existed; it is a human quality. However, there used to be rules to corruption. There are regions where corruption is more apparent, such as in the East where traditions of bribery existed, and its practice was quite open. We knew who to give to, and how much to give. We could almost…


The Decline of Politics and Politicians

There once was a time when true leaders of great stature dominated politics. Some were good, many more were not, but at least we can say that they were neither small, nor banal, nor mediocre. I met many of these explosive personalities of great influence. I remember hearing passionate debates and speeches in the halls…


Who is Big Money?

There are countless companies and individuals that we consider rich, but Big Money is not merely the rich. Big Money is comprised of those who live above the rich, with unimaginable, nearly limitless funds and financial resources. They are the largest corporations and holding companies in the world: weapons manufacturers and defense contractors, oil and…


The Absolute Power of Big Money

We have finished with Lived History, but History never ends. History is today, tomorrow too. History is our current situation, the one in which we live. We must be observant in order to face it, We must analyze it in order to confront it. We must understand it at its core before we act. I…

Maheshwar

Maheshwar is one of the most enchanting places in India, not far from the city of Indore and others built not by a king but by a queen. At the end of the 18th century, the Maharani of Indore, Ahilya, was a widow and the regent of her young son. Over the years, she exercised…


The United States, the Sole Empire

The principle consequence of the fall of the Soviet Union was the dramatic imbalance of having the United States as the exclusive global power. Until then, political power had dominated in the Soviet Union, as it did similarly in the United States, owing to the tension and struggle between the two empires. After the disappearance…

The Fall of the Soviet Union

After a dozen or so years in New York, we felt the time had come to make a choice between the United States and Europe. We chose our continent. Our decision was aided by an event that changed all the rule: the fall of the Soviet Union. Personally, I was shocked. I never thought the…


The Difficulties of a United Europe

A united Europe faced many new challenges. First was the cost, in particular the absurdity of the two parliaments in Brussels and Strasbourg. The senseless waste and the extravagant expenses were described to us by Jimmy Goldsmith, our friend who was elected to the European Parliament. Then there were the competing centripetal and centrifugal forces…