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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pro-Theocracy Movements

Ever since Vietnam, it seems that our foreign policy has consisted of one part reality and three parts wishful thinking.  Case in point:  characterizing the turmoil in the Middle East as “pro-democracy movements.”  I fear that what we  are witnessing are actually pro-theocracy movements.  

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