Chroniques de la décadence

Du complexe d’infériorité des francophones à un complexe euro-occidental? IIe partie

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Deuxième partie du texte de Charles-Étienne Tremblay intitulé: Du complexe d’infériorité des francophones à un complexe euro-occidental? Il m’apparaît de plus en plus évident que le Québec, celui dit séparatiste, a programmé la perte de plusieurs héritages qui se devaient de devenir communs pour qu’il y ait plus qu’un simple marché économique (une fédération), pour qu’on parle un jour, pour vrai, de « Confédération ». Les héritages des deux royaumes fondateurs du Canada, la France et l’Angleterre, délaissés, laissent dos à dos Amérindiens, espèces de « régionalistes » s’assumant tels depuis des siècles, et Québécois…read more

Du complexe d’infériorité des francophones à un complexe euro-occidental?

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 ***Veuillez noter que ce texte de Charles-Étienne Tremblay n’est que la première section qui sera d’une seconde section dans les jours qui suivent. « Combien fut romaine la fondation du Nouveau Monde, l’idée même de monde nouveau! Or les États-Unis – et le Québec – succombent aujourd’hui à la tentation marcioniste[1] de se prendre pour leur propre origine, autochtone et suffisante, de se croire la source première et dernière de tout ce qu’ils sont et diffusent dans le monde, en oubliant qu’ils sont venus d’ailleurs, que l’Amérique est née d’une civilisation…read more

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Looks Like You Sold Your Soul To The Devil!

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By S. Hesam Houryaband. On April 28th, 2015 in an interview with Charlie Rose, Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, discussed the human rights situation in Iran and much to my astonishment and millions of others, he bluntly stated that, “We do not jail people for their opinions.” And as if that statement wasn’t enough, Mr. Zarif went on to say, “And I believe it is important for everybody to respect the rule of law and to allow the political process, the judicial process in Iran to run its course.”…read more

The complexity of the Iran-Israel-United States relations in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral victory.

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S. Hesam Houryaband has an extensive background in international, political, and diplomatic affairs with experience working for the Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Mission of Iran to the UN, and Embassy of Iran to France. S. Hesam holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy. P.L. : Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made a controversial speech in the beginning of March in front of the U.S. Congress about Iran’s progress towards acquiring nuclear weapons and the Geneva interim agreement, stating in short, that Iran is close to a nuclear breakthrough and…read more

Poets of Western Civilization

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This piece was originally intended for the September 2014 edition of TheBlvdier. That edition having gone unpublished, and this piece now having been dug up, feel free to read it here and enjoy it to your taste. Read more works by good writers at TheBlvdier.com. By Robert Ravensbergen « The real life in regular verse is an irregular movement underlying. » – Ezra Pound Poetry today in the West, predominantly in America but throughout the region to a great degree, is taken on by rappers, emcees, and street musicians. They often provide…read more

The Social Century

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By Robert Ravensbergen No matter how much work a man can do, no matter how engaging his personality may be, he will not advance far in business if he cannot work through others. – John Craig The fundamental issue now, remaining upon us in our time beyond ideology, is the realization of modest ambitions. Homes, and families, and goods and services, and the stuff of life that makes things a little better, so that we might be with the ones we love. Great things are still great, and we might…read more

The Middle East regional « Cold War », what next? An interview with S. Hesam Houryaband.

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*Cover picture: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. Interview by Philippe Labrecque. S. Hesam Houryaband has an extensive background in international, political, and diplomatic affairs with experience working for the Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Mission of Iran to the UN, and Embassy of Iran to France. S. Hesam holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy. Philippe Labrecque: What are the origins of the current regional “Cold War” between Iran and the Gulf Monarchies, especially Saudi Arabia? S. Hesam Houryaband : The current rivalries between Iran and the other Persian Gulf monarchies,…read more

What should we expect from ISIS after Charlie Hebdo? An interview with S. Hesam Houryaband.

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Interview by Philippe Labrecque S. Hesam Houryaband has an extensive background in international, political, and diplomatic affairs with experience working for the Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Mission of Iran to the UN, and Embassy of Iran to France. S. Hesam holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy. Philippe Labrecque: Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Andrew Parker, Director General of the British intelligence MI5, stated that ISIS is planning « mass casualty attacks » against the West. Do you agree and what objectives is ISIS pursuing in doing so? What is…read more

Après Charlie, le dîner de « cons »

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Par manque d’adjectifs ou par cette manie moderne de vouloir psychiatriser et infantiliser le réel, voilà que plusieurs ne trouvent que le sexe féminin, « con » (n. m. XIIIe. Lat. cunnus ; vulg. sexe de la femme) comme étant digne de définir les frères Kouachi et leurs accomplices des tueries aux bureaux de Charlie Hebdo et des deux marchés casher. À peine quelques jours après, François Hollande déclarait vouloir faire la « guerre » au « terrorisme » et à « l’islamisme ». En parallèle au discours du président français, les bonnes âmes nous disent qu’il ne faut pas confondre…read more