Suspect from the beginning, U.S. secretary of state ousted after finishing business with Kremlin During the 2016 election, the Russian president made it very clear he was interested in an outcome that would spell the end of Obama-era sanctions. From the Republican side, he received assurances, perhaps even before the election night results were in. […]
How Nations Crumble
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, authoritarian, catastrophic error, fiction book, james tesar, plutocratic kleptocracy, potential widespread disaster, terrorist attack, ultimate error
In A “Macro” World, Have We Forgotten That Parts Matter?
A bionuclear physicist explores our “yuge,” “big-league” culture Nobody ever said that human beings would somehow be capable of incorporating all the latest technologies without losing anything. Every day, in fact, it seems we lose more. Sadly, this phenomenon appears to be of low priority, except among the few social psychologists who study it. More […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, bionuclear, catastrophic error, climate change, fiction book, james tesar, oil pollution, potential widespread disaster, sea-level rise, ultimate error
An Election Reflection
“I have a dream that one day, Right there in Alabama! Little Black boys and little Black girls Will be able to join hands with Little White boys and White girls As sisters and brothers.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Today, I think I’ll write about the general turmoil in the United States following the general […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, American election, catastrophic error, fiction book, james tesar, potential widespread disaster, ultimate error, USA protests, voter discontent
A Wish for America: Peace… and Quiet
My ears are ringing and my head is pounding from the noise (literal and figurative) of the election run-up “‘Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar Louder, louder than a lion ‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!” —Katy Perry & Bonnie McKee What could be more […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, catastrophic error, election night, election noise, fiction book, james tesar, Katy Perry, roar, ultimate error
What Does “Falling Way Behind” on Nuclear Weapons Really Mean?
U.S. arsenal, world’s most formidable, called “old, tired, and exhausted” by presidential candidate Did a major candidate for the presidency accidentally give away his true, secret allegiance? “Follow the money” is a favorite rule of thumb among detectives, but it doesn’t take a professional investigator to see this one coming. The candidate in question has […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, fact vs. fiction, fiction book, global warming, james tesar, nuclear proliferation, nuclear threat, nuclear weapon, ultimate error
Did the Candidates Agree on Dangers of Nuclear Weapons?
Clinton, Trump debate whether nuclear poses greatest threat to mankind In this highly contentious presidential campaign season, amidst countless personal attacks, the two major candidates have found common ground – at least rhetorically – in the threat posed by worldwide nuclear arsenals. They seem to agree, but are they right? The greatest danger with nuclear […]2016 campaign, cult of personality, entertainment, global warming, james tesar, nuclear threat, nuclear weapon, potential widespread disaster, ultimate error
What If The Nuclear “Football” Ends Up In The Hands Of A Psychopath?
I’m not talking about Middle Eastern terrorists, and I’m not talking about Russia… What I’m talking about is the United States of America electing a president who turns out to be a violent psychopath. Not all psychopaths are violent, and it’s more likely than not that we have already had one (or more) in the […]2016 campaign, 2016 election, apocalypse, fiction book, james tesar, money and power, nuclear threat, nuclear weapon, potential widespread disaster, psychopath, ultimate error
Post-Cold-War, Nuclear Annihilation in Minutes, Not Hours
“Chest-thumping” could lead to American or Russian button-bumping It’s not difficult to understand how the United States and the Russian Federation having missiles preprogrammed to strike each other works as a nuclear deterrent. Mutually-assured annihilation discourages both superpowers from using any nuclear weapons at all. However, it is also not difficult to understand the human […]2016 campaign, james tesar, mutually assured annihilation, nuclear accident, nuclear weapon, potential widespread disaster, trump cruz, ultimate error, vladimir putin