American flag flying in the French Quarter New Orleans

Does America have the government that it deserves?

April 26, 2017

It’s currently an exercise in pure capitalism. Like many others, I have become a news junkie as American politics descend into farce and chaos. I am perpetually scanning the news for the latest Trump debacle. According to the pundits, this makes me a more unhappy … Read more

Hotel Tripoli Libya

Libya, Gaddafi and free speech

July 2, 2014

Libya, Gaddafi and the principles of free speech Some time ago I was invited to speak at the annual Arab Association of Urology meeting by a good friend and colleague. I was very flattered to be asked and the opportunity to visit Libya, where the … Read more