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Immigration issues on Mexican border tied to economic hedgemony

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

18 June, 2018

Dear Editor:

Has the US learned from the Nazis how to use family cruelty? Read the rest of this entry »

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David Slack’s “eve of disruption” a good look at the Post Truth Era

The Editor,  The Sunday Star-Times,  Auckland

03 June, 2018

Dear Editor:

David Slack (‘eve of disruption’, 20 May) leads us on a merry jog around our world of denial beginning with anecdotes of past ways of doing things in NZ that seemingly would never change – pubs disappearing and springing up; housing rentals by the day; railways workshop closing. But he also does well to get around to today’s global climate change denial.  Read the rest of this entry »


Korea, the ‘buttons’, and the history of military involvement with USA.

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

26 January, 2018

Dear Editor:

It should not be considered a force for peace and security to be involved militarily with the USA in our Pacific region. Read the rest of this entry »


Response to Joe Keefe in Connection (Winter 2018) of Pax World Investments

Hello Pax World Investments,

In Connection (Winter 2018) Joe Keefe makes reference to “cognitive biases” which can (and do) get in the way of “more logical and expansive thinking”.  But he doesn’t say much about what those biases are in the current “Post Truth Era”. Read the rest of this entry »


Trump and the mythic status of “competition”

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

10 January, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Korean Peninsula continues to be bizarre and dangerous. (“My button is bigger than your button”.)

The best way for New Zealand to have a positive impact on the situation would be to withdraw from military cooperation with the US forces. The longer Tump is in charge, the more reasonable that is going to be seen to be. Read the rest of this entry »


The new Labour Government and North Korea / Trump-Land

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

20 November, 2017

Dear Editor:

It is shocking, if not surprizing, that the new Labour government has indicated they might participate in a military option against North Korea while talking gingerly around the issue. Read the rest of this entry »


Correspondence with my friend Mike in Columbus, Ohio

(from Mike) – I am anxious to hear about your elections and the new PM. She sounds like someone you would have supported. What is your perspective? Read the rest of this entry »