20 JUNE 2015 PARIS – Mon dieu!  France is in the gravest  peril. France has always been the mother of gastronomy with a noble tradition stretching back to the Middle Ages.   The names of great chefs like Escoffier, Careme and Prunier  are shining stars in the firmament of grand cuisine. [...]

  June 13, 2015 METZ,  FRANCE -  The dramatic seaborne rescue of 328,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk in June, 1940 is well known.  But the tragic effort of almost 300,000 French troops to  break out of encirclement in eastern France  along the Maginot Line is almost totally unknown. On 10 May, [...]

30 MAY 2015   When is genocide not really genocide? When the victims are small, impoverished brown people no wants or cares about – Burma’s Rohingya. Their plight has finally commanded some media attention because of the suffering of Rohingya boat people, 7,000 of whom continue to drift in the [...]