Daily Brief: Sept. 4, 2020

I particularly recommend the third article in today’s offering from Stratfor to you: “A New Brand of Nationalism Takes Root in the Middle East.” It takes an in-depth look at the history of Pan-Arabism in the Middle East and relates it to current changes in political positioning among the countries there, particularly the recent UAE – Israeli accord, which we discussed several times over the past weeks. As always, I would love to hear your views on this article and the important topic it addresses.

A New Brand of Nationalism Takes Root in the Middle East
Daily Brief_ Sept. 4, 2020

How America Ends

I have attached an article from in recent issue of Atlantic Magazine which our colleague, Greg Gwash, forwarded to me. Included in the current issue was this article from December 2019. Thank you, Greg.

The article is both comprehensive and thoughtful and I think it may be of interest to you as it was to me. It contains two major themes that I have spoken about in the past: the critical importance of studying our history and applying its lessons learned to modern challenges; and the value of public discussion to assist us today in overcoming the extremely fractured and polarized nation we have become. As always, I would love to hear your views on the article.

How America Ends-The Atlantic Magazine

What Is the Violence in American Cities All About?

This is an interesting take on the violence that has rocked urban America since the crisis erupted in Minneapolis with the killing of George Floyd at the end of May. It was in yesterday’s National Review.

I would love to hear if any of you have any thoughts on the matter as I think the most important thing Americans can do at this point is to discuss their views with other Americans.

What Is the Violence in American Cities All About