Where are we in modern history —is this a calm before a war? (1 of 2) Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins.

Jan 13, 05:36 AM
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(Photo: Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age — specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. “ There’s nothing like a confident, resurgent power to make the argument that all is going well.” )

Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, in re: War warnings? It's ’way too quiet, around Europe, the US, and even the Middle East. Alternatively, it may be that after the Sturm und Drang and sackcloth following the 2016 election, things are going so well that negativity is temporarily [sort of rescinded]. There’s nothing like a confident, resurgent power to make the argument that all is going well. Happened in the period of Pericles, and in Germany during Bismarck. The Arabian Peninsula has fragmented into Saudis and their crew – UAE – and Qatar, which Saudis call a haven for terrorists: a remarkable statement for Los Angeles on the Gulf. Qatar hosts the largest US overseas base. . . . The world appreciates the US for its [historical] ability to evince the best of human [deeds].