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He doesn't want to conquer the world. It's impractical: only one out of every 300 people in the world is North Korean. He doesn't even want to conquer South Korea. It's twice as populous as North Korea and 10 times richer: eliminate the border and Kim's regime would crumble in months. And he certainly ...
Originally from Newfoundland, Dyer was trained as a historian at several Canadian, US and UK universities. In the 1980's, he produced a seven-part documentary series, based on his 1985 book "War," with the National Film Board of Canada. The series, filmed in 10 countries, was the largest documentary ...

The Friends Society, comprised of 12 core volunteers, has raised more than $20,000 for the library and hosted a variety of fundraising events such as used book sales, quiz nights, and most recently hosting speaker Gwynne Dyer at the REM Lee Theatre. The decision to disband was originally made during ...
The net effect of all this turmoil in the White House, unsurprisingly, has been to remove most of the people whose ideas, values or even experience and knowledge of the world led them to disagree with Trump's obsessions, his policies (to the extent that he has any) or just his whims of the moment. Gwynne ...
LUCKY old Italy just got two Donald Trumps for the price of one. One of the big winners in this month's Italian election was the Five-Star Movement, whose 31-year-old leader, Luigi di Maio, has promised to stop sending out rescue boats to save migrants from drowning when their flimsy craft sink halfway ...
Lucky old Italy just got two Donald Trumps for the price of one. One of the big winners in last Sunday's Italian election was the Five-Star Movement, whose 31-year-old leader Luigi di Maio has promised to stop sending out rescue boats to save migrants from drowning when their flimsy craft sink halfway ...

In weeks of heavy fighting, Syrian government forces have taken back about a quarter of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, but you won't have heard much about that. Whereas you will have heard a great deal (unless you are trapped down a coal-mine) about the “massive bombing campaign” that has ...
On Monday the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee approved a proposal that the country's president no longer be limited to two five-year terms of office. Gwynne Dyer, Special to Postmedia News. Published on: March 1, 2018 | Last Updated: March 1, 2018 10:43 AM EST. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with ...
Gwynne Dyer: Robots have designs on the future. 16 Feb, 2018 12:00pm. 5 minutes to read. Humans redundant: Middle-income, semi-skilled jobs - mostly in manufacturing, like this car assembly plant, or transportation - that used to sustain a broad middle class, are dwindling fast. By: Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer: Universal healthcare is better, no contest. 13 Feb, 2018 2:00pm. 5 minutes to read. Still better that the US: People wave banners depicting Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May during a London protest march in support of the National Health Service (NHS). Photo/AP. By: Gwynne Dyer.
Retired family physician Jay Brock (right) of Fredericksburg, Va., joins other protesters against the Republican health-care bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on Capitol Hill in Washington in this July 17, 2017 photo. A December 2017 survey by The Associated ...
... the Congress and the White House, but do not imagine that the Russians or the Chinese are fooled. They know exactly what the Pentagon is up to, and they don't like it one bit. In due course they will respond, and the world will get a little more dangerous. Based in London, Canadian Gwynne Dyer is an ...
A boy attends the funeral procession Jan. 25 for two victims killed in a rocket attack Wednesday night in the town of Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria. Two rockets fired from inside Syria hit the mosque during evening prayers, and a house, wounding at least 13 people. It was the latest in a series of ...
Neighbours divided: Protesters in Thessaloniki, Greece, rally on Monday against the use of "Macedonia" for the northern neighbouring country's name. Greek authorities fear the name might suggest Skopje has territorial claims to the northern Greek region of the same name, which has Thessaloniki as its ...
Poor Donald Trump. He was simply asking for information, and they're all over him as if he were a racist thug. His choice of words was unfortunate, but the angels rejoice when an ignorant person seeks enlightenment. We should take his question seriously and answer it for him. What Trump asked last ...
Poor Donald Trump. He was simply asking for information, and they're all over him as if he were a racist thug. His choice of words was unfortunate, but the angels rejoice when an ignorant person seeks enlightenment. We should take his question seriously and answer it for him. What Trump asked last ...
Ambitious aim: Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is scheduled to take rock samples from the asteroid 162173 Ryugu in July. By: Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter. Share via email email.

Victory: Newly-elected African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses delegates during the closing of the ANC's elective conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Photo/AP. Wanganui Chronicle. By: Gwynne Dyer, Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, visitors and Russian military police officers walk toward the Citadel, Aleppo's famed fortress. Russian news outlets say thousands of Russians have b. Wanganui Chronicle. By: Gwynne Dyer, Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on ...
They are not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different question than the one you were asked, or just keep talking but saying nothing until everybody gets bored and ...
“ALL of us are saying 'Hey, United States, we don't think this is a very good idea',” said Jordan's King Abdullah II in 2002, when it became clear that President George W. Bush was going to invade Iraq. But Bush didn't listen, and it turned out to be an extremely bad idea. This time, with President Donald J.
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter at the White House, Nov. 21. — Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press. “The president has absolute authority, unilateral power to order the use of nuclear weapons,” said Bruce Blair. The nuclear codes are “the length of a tweet. It would ...
“If you read Gwynne Dyer's column on a regular basis in the Lethbridge Herald, you're one of many, many readers, as his website notes, his columns are published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries,” LPL officials said in a news release. Dyer's latest book, “Surviving the Populist Wave,” is scheduled ...
Here's the scenario. Late one evening Donald Trump is watching Fox News and a report comes on that North Korea is planning to launch a missile that can reach the United States. (Kim Jong Un's regime has said it is going to do that one of these days - but only as a test flight landing in the ocean somewhere, not as an ...
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 12, in Washington. Here's the scenario. Late one evening, Donald Trump is watching Fox News and a report comes on that North Korea is planning to launch a missile that ...
26 at 7 p.m. at the Della Herman Theater, Gwynne Dyer lectures on The Trump Era: Barking up the Wrong Tree. ... 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cleaning out your book stash and getting ready for winter reading, bring your books to the Library, then when you have made some space, come in to the sale to find books ...
The last time when North Korean nuclear weapons might have been headed off by diplomacy was 15-20 years ago, when there was a deal freezing North Korean work on nuclear weapons, and then one stopping the country's work on long-range ballistic missiles. If they had been negotiated with the same ...
But evolution is better than revolution, and fixing the model that is currently broken, essentially by a major expansion of the welfare state, is a better bet than abandoning it. Gwynne Dyer's new book Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work), is published this month by Scribe in the United States, ...
If the model is broken, should you try to fix it, or should you scrap it and get a new one? The political model of Western-style democracy, which grew up alongside and then within a capitalist economic model, is now broken. Exhibit No. 1 is Donald Trump, but there's lots of other evidence, too. One-third of ...
So Trump gets an early “win,” and Kim gets to nudge the United States a little closer to an understanding that its future relationship with North Korea will be one of mutual deterrence. Or maybe locking two narcissists in a room is bound to end in tears, but it's well worth a try. Gwynne Dyer is an independent ...
From his comfortable perch, Gwynne Dyer cavalierly claims that Israel's launching of massive airstrikes on military targets in Syria following the launching and downing of an Iranian-made drone from Syria, which ... Perhaps it's time the PM took a page from Donald Trump's book and put Canada first. Maybe ...
Syrian-Kurds carry portraits depicting jailed leader of the Kurdistan Worker's Party Abdullah Ocalan, as they protest in Jawadiyah. Syria, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to launch an operation against towns in Syria held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, which Ankara considers ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: "This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences." That was a barely veiled threat ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: "This is what we have to say to all our allies: Don't get in between us and terrorist organisations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences." That was a barely veiled threat ...
In President Erdogan's book, any Kurd with a gun in his hand is a 'terrorist', and the Syrian Kurds are a 'terror army'. In fact, they played the main role, under US air cover, in destroying the Syrian base of the real terrorists: Islamic State. As a result the army that the Kurds dominate, the Syrian Democratic ...
Ambitious aim: Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is scheduled to take rock samples from the asteroid 162173 Ryugu in July. By: Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter. Share via email email.
Victory: Newly-elected African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses delegates during the closing of the ANC's elective conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Photo/AP. Wanganui Chronicle. By: Gwynne Dyer, Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, visitors and Russian military police officers walk toward the Citadel, Aleppo's famed fortress. Russian news outlets say thousands of Russians have b. Wanganui Chronicle. By: Gwynne Dyer, Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on ...
They are not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different question than the one you were asked, or just keep talking but saying nothing until everybody gets bored and ...
“ALL of us are saying 'Hey, United States, we don't think this is a very good idea',” said Jordan's King Abdullah II in 2002, when it became clear that President George W. Bush was going to invade Iraq. But Bush didn't listen, and it turned out to be an extremely bad idea. This time, with President Donald J.
Down with old King Coal: A protester holds a sign demanding to end coal burning during the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn. Photo/AP. By: Gwynne Dyer. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook.
“If you read Gwynne Dyer's column on a regular basis in the Lethbridge Herald, you're one of many, many readers, as his website notes, his columns are published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries,” LPL officials said in a news release. Dyer's latest book, “Surviving the Populist Wave,” is scheduled ...
If you want to make somebody look evil, light the scene dramatically from underneath, and they did look evil in a comic-book sort of way. Like the three witches in Macbeth, suggested conservative commentator Bill Kristol. And everybody knew that their curses were aimed at Iran. Now Trump has directed ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trumps speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, June 12, 2017. We have to face facts: there is no U.S. federal government anymore in the normal sense of the word. Gwynne Dyer. Social Security payments still get ...
26 at 7 p.m. at the Della Herman Theater, Gwynne Dyer lectures on The Trump Era: Barking up the Wrong Tree. ... 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cleaning out your book stash and getting ready for winter reading, bring your books to the Library, then when you have made some space, come in to the sale to find books ...
The last time when North Korean nuclear weapons might have been headed off by diplomacy was 15-20 years ago, when there was a deal freezing North Korean work on nuclear weapons, and then one stopping the country's work on long-range ballistic missiles. If they had been negotiated with the same ...
His most recent book is Don't Panic! Islamic State Terrorism and the Middle East. After the presentation, Dyer will be available to sign copies of his books and there will be copies on sale, as well. Tickets are $10 and available at either branch of Coquitlam Public Library, with the event taking place at the City ...
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book. This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.
Gwynne Dyer is coming to the Lethbridge Public Library's Main Branch on ... Dyer's latest book, “Surviving the Populist Wave,” is scheduled for ...
Here's the scenario. Late one evening Donald Trump is watching Fox News and a report comes on that North Korea is planning to launch a missile that can reach the United States. (Kim Jong Un's regime has said it is going to do that one of these days - but only as a test flight landing in the ocean somewhere, not as an ...


 

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