Articles by Tom Arms

Trump is Right

Trump is right. He is wrong about most things and there is insufficient space to list them all in this article. But he is bang…


Trump the Pushover

Donald Trump likes to portray himself as strong man. A hard, tough man who stands up to the rest of the world, tweets it like…


While We Are Divided

Russian President Vladimir Putin may not have actively colluded with Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential campaigns. He may not have plotted with the…


Consequences

Sir Issac was writing from the viewpoint of a physicist. But the metaphysical philosophers were quick to apply the rules of the natural world to…


British Constitutional Crossroad

It has become a current cliché that the British constitution is at a crossroads verging on crisis. The catalyst is Brexit. But the blind do…


Bunkum History

History does NOT repeat itself. But that does not mean that there are no parallels between the past, the present and future or that we…


The Nuclear Train

Remember decoupling? It was a common phrase during the Cold War (or should I say first Cold War?). The railway metaphor was used to describe…


China, Hong Kong and Confucius

We are all the prisoners of history. Our present and much of our future is determined by the sum of our past experiences, both individually…


Kashmiri Powder Keg

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider the age-old truism “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually, to say that Kashmir isn’t broke would…


Ignoring History

The United States has for centuries been a confusing contradiction of freedom and liberty versus race and immigration discrimination. On the one hand, its Declaration…