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Nissim Dahan's Blog – June 2008 Archive (3)

Global Warming: The Beginning of the End, or perhaps a New Beginning?

There is as we speak, a growing awareness about Global Warming, and a growing controversy about the dangers it poses, and the possible solutions which could address those dangers. Some believe that Global Warming is the end of life as we know it, and others dismiss it as environmental quackery. To my mind, however, there is enough scientific evidence of the threat of Global Warming, such that the risk of not doing anything about it, is far greater than the risk of doing something, and later… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on June 28, 2008 at 8:53pm — No Comments

If you were Barack Obama, how would you Sell a Vision of Hope for the Middle East?

Given the choice, most voters would rather forget about the Middle East. With so many pressing problems here at home, it is hard to keep worrying about that precarious place. But the Middle East is not easily forgotten. In the first place, our oil supply, which continues to fuel our economy until we find feasible alternatives, requires a measure of stability in the region. And in the second place, John McCain has stated repeatedly that the threat of Islamic extremism is the transcendent issue… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on June 14, 2008 at 5:38am — 4 Comments

What If Being Good Were Made Profitable?

The political philosopher, Machiavelli, concluded that “fear” was the best tool a leader could use to keep his subjects under control. And there is no doubt that fear has worked well over the centuries to keep people in line. But could it be that in today’s globalized world a new organizing principle may be emerging?



Take China, for example. I don’t doubt that the leaders there would like nothing more than to crack a few more heads in Tibet. They are tempted to use fear to quell the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on June 1, 2008 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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