Love-Attack! (BILD on the Bush “Massage”)

Posted by John Rosenthal

George Bush’s brief "massage" of Angela Merkel’s shoulders at the G-8 summit in Saint Petersburg last week has provoked a sort of fit of mass hysteria in those parts of the American media, both old and new, whose authors and editors were already the most severely afflicted by Bush-Derangement-Syndrome. Symptoms have included, for instance, a [...]

A New Era of German-American Understanding?

Posted by John Rosenthal

In an article on George Bush’s visit to Germany last week, the NYTimes reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel (in a joint press conference with the President) had insisted that Israel "must use proportionate means" in its current conflict with Hezbollah. The problem is: she didn’t say that. For what she did say and for [...]

France’s New Poverty

Posted by John Rosenthal

Two years ago the New York Times declared that "desperate poverty" in Europe had been "abolished". The streets of Paris tell a different story. For more, see my new article "France’s New Poverty" on TCS Daily.

Slow Time

Posted by John Rosenthal

My apologies for the lack of activity recently on the site. Expect things to stay slow for the remainder of July and August and then pick up again in September. I strongly encourage regular readers to sign up for the newsletter via the sign-up box to the left. This will ensure that you are notified when [...]