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Patrick Foy is a writer and photographer and the author of The Unauthorized World Situation Report. You can read more at www.PatrickFoyDossier.com.


Lit Crit

When Kerouac Cracked

When Kerouac Cracked

December 04, 2013

With publication of On The Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became an overnight

Lit Crit

Across the River and Into the Past

Across the River and Into the Past

October 16, 2013

Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and Into the Trees was published in 1950 to

Cultural Caviar

The Great Great Gatsby

The Great Great Gatsby

July 02, 2012

A recent Financial Times arts podcast predicts that we are headed for another

Politics

Same Election, Different Year

Same Election, Different Year

April 17, 2012

We are facing another US presidential election. The two candidates have been

Iran

Wag the Turban

Wag the Turban

January 30, 2012

Our Peace Prize president lobbed some harsh words toward Iran in his

War

The New Trickle-Down Theory

The New Trickle-Down Theory

January 18, 2012

Should we seek the deeper meaning in the video of US Marines urinating on

Zeitgeist

Ideology: A Waste of Time

Ideology: A Waste of Time

October 27, 2011

My executive editor at a Florida magazine, Hardy Burt, informed me at lunch one

Warshington

Terror Plot or Drug Sting?

Terror Plot or Drug Sting?

October 19, 2011

Last week brought news of a purported Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi

Middle East

Mr. Abbas Goes to the UN

Mr. Abbas Goes to the UN

September 23, 2011

The protracted Mideast “peace process” has finally hit the Iron Wall. The

Foreign Policy

9/11: Blowback for US Foreign Policy

9/11: Blowback for US Foreign Policy

September 10, 2011

With the 9/11 anniversary upon us once again, Middle East expert Robert Fisk in

Israel

Bedtime for Bibi

Bedtime for Bibi

June 01, 2011

The only good thing which could result from Bibi Netanyahu’s May 24 speech to a

War

How We Squandered the Peace Dividend

How We Squandered the Peace Dividend

May 06, 2011

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and effectively ended the Cold War, there was

Libya

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

April 07, 2011

It looks as if Washington has fallen into another trap with Obama’s move on

International Affairs

The Post-Tsunami Forecast

The Post-Tsunami Forecast

March 22, 2011

The massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan will be a

GOP

Donald Trump, You’re Hired!

Donald Trump, You’re Hired!

February 28, 2011

Would you vote for The Donald for president? Compared to Obama, anyone with

History

Churchill: More Myth Than Legend

Churchill: More Myth Than Legend

February 02, 2011

Last week a country-club Republican friend in Palm Beach gave me a copy of The

High Life

Tennis Legend Gardnar Mulloy: Still Serving at 97

Tennis Legend Gardnar Mulloy: Still Serving at 97

January 06, 2011

I do not have many friends who are 97, but tennis legend Gardnar Mulloy is one

Afternoon Delight

The Best Christmas Movie You Never Heard Of

The Best Christmas Movie You Never Heard Of

December 23, 2010

Did anyone catch that movie last Sunday morning at ten on the TCM channel? If

Remembrance

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

Did FDR Engineer Pearl Harbor?

December 06, 2010

As a history buff, I have tried to come to terms with the “surprise” Japanese

Terror!

Ignoring What Caused the TSA Pat-Down Controversy

Ignoring What Caused the TSA Pat-Down Controversy

November 30, 2010

I can vaguely remember a time when there were no security checks whatever

News

David Broder, Obama, and War With Iran

David Broder, Obama, and War With Iran

November 08, 2010

David Broder’s recent observations about our Peace Prize President have created

International Affairs

Germany Makes its Final WWI Reparations Payment

Germany Makes its Final WWI Reparations Payment

October 19, 2010

Taki’s praise of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the The Great Gatsby is much deserved.

Modest Proposals

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

September 30, 2010

Something called the Clinton Global Initiative has been brought to my attention

High Life

With Love From Harry’s Bar

With Love From Harry’s Bar

September 16, 2010

It is quite possible that my favorite restaurant in the world is Harry’s Bar in

Journalism

The Frank Rich Syndrome

The Frank Rich Syndrome

September 12, 2010

Thank God for air conditioning. A scorching Labor Day weekend found me

International Affairs

Playing the China Card

Playing the China Card

August 25, 2010

Recently, China overtook Germany as the world’s largest exporter. And just the

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