Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Wall Plans

Posted on | August 31, 2017 | No Comments

Got any ideas for President Trump’s wall? Go ahead and submit them. Seems like everybody else has. How about another Great Wall of China, a fortress on the Mexican border? Or one based on nuclear waste in a 100-foot deep trench? Maybe one that can withstand any kind of attack, even missiles?  A wall of solar panels useful in the desert? A wall with art to make it not just an intrusion but a pleasure? Then there’s a utopian wall which is really no wall at all. That’s probably not in the running. Read more

Karl Marx Is Back

Posted on | August 25, 2017 | No Comments

Americans are more unequal than ever. One percent of the population has close to half the nation’s wealth, while ninety-nine percent makes do with the rest. How did this come about? Who is responsible? Why, Karl Marx, claims economist James Petras in a recent article in the Unz Review. Karl Marx! Promoter of revolution, communism and class struggle as “the motor force of history” that will ultimately bring the less fortunate to power! You’ve got to be kidding. Read more

Future in Arizona

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Among all the dreams of the future is Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti, a stark, massive, multilevel concrete structure some 70 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona. It stands alone amid a serene setting of low lying mountains and desert. Read more

Example of Rome

Posted on | August 9, 2017 | No Comments

Is there anything to learn from an empire that collapsed over 1,500 years ago? Yes indeed, since it’s the Roman Empire that provided a longer period of peace and prosperity for a crucial part of the world than it had ever experienced before or has since. Here is Edward Gibbon in his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Read more

Mexican Paradise

Posted on | August 1, 2017 | No Comments

Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City must look up, way up to see the lofty exhibit from the cathedral in Puebla, Mexico. Three stories high is a spectacular painting of the Old and New Testaments – “Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus”- completed by Mexican artist Cristobal de Villalpondo in 1683. Read more

Spring Break in Mexico

Posted on | July 26, 2017 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning to spring breakers and others going to Mexico. Because of the crime wave, there’s a risk in certain parts of Mexico, says the report, and that includes kidnapping. It may be the usual abduction for ransom or the victim may be forced to withdraw money from an ATM or he or she may be threatened over the phone until payment is made. Read more

War Tweets

Posted on | July 21, 2017 | No Comments

As troubles pile up at home, President Trump acts more aggressively overseas, as we know from his tweets. That’s a mistake, say two researchers who have traced Trump’s surprise election victory to his anti-war stance that gave him three crucial states won by the Democrats in 2012:  Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Read more

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"Master of Narrative"

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This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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