I’m thinking of writing an opera called “Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die.”

What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the subject of Michael Brown’s untimely shooting, it will be met with critical acclaim?
Maybe it will be performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera during its 2015 season, and will be described as “dialogue” on a difficult subject. Read more of this post


Terror-Paradies Österreich

Die Aufwach-Zeit österreichischer Behörden scheint 60 Jahre zu betragen. So lange dauerte es immerhin, bis österreichische Behörden auf die Existenz und Tätigkeit der (1952 etablierten) National Security Agency, der NSA, aufmerksam wurden. Read more of this post

The Talibanization of Gaza: A Liability for the Muslim Brotherhood

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that splintered off from the Muslim Brotherhood in early 1988, launched a surprise military offensive on June 7, 2007, to wrest control of the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah faction that made up a majority of the PA’s leadership. Within six days of fighting, Hamas fighters wearing black ski masks controlled the thoroughfares, media, and even key PA buildings. For the first time since the Sudanese coup of 1989 that brought Omar al-Bashir to power, a Muslim Brotherhood group ruled a significant geographic territory. Read more of this post