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Byline: By ROBERT AZZI

“How was your flight?” “Great. I flew from Amman to Newark where I went through customs, then caught the connection to Boston!”On Tuesday...

In August of 2019, Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming, daughter of VP Dick Cheney, one of the leading advocates for war in Afghanistan and Iraq...

Robert Azzi: Hard to march out of

8/22/21

For decades I have displayed on my bookshelves two minor pieces of Gandhara sculpture, a stylized head of Buddha and fragment of a stone frieze, an...

In 1964, Malcolm X, having rejected the Nation of Islam and embraced Sunni Islam, wrote a letter from Saudi Arabia, where he was performing the...

Robert Azzi: Trust in the children

8/1/21

In 1706, the congregation of North Church in Boston gifted their minister, Cotton Mather, an enslaved African man whom he named Onesimus.In 1845...

My love for ice cream and its many iterations (especially with chocolate sprinkles) emerged at an early age and has never abandoned me! Some of my...

Robert Azzi: Spell it out

7/18/21

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, recently won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. By correctly spelling “murraya,” Avant-garde,...

Robert Azzi: The yearning for freedom

7/11/21

“There are people in every time and every land,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said, “who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future...

Yet another white supremacist, Newt Gingrich, has emerged to hector New Hampshire about what it should think about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and...

I am increasingly tired of white people, or non-white people seduced by their proximity to whiteness, trying to ‘whitesplain’ away the existence of...

Robert Azzi: Bye-bye, Hasbara

6/6/21

Public diplomacy in Israel, known as hasbara, is a well-known and until recently successfully deployed PR effort to positively spin information...

I remember an evening in New York City when some friends came over for dinner (Chinese take-out, actually!) After dinner the wife of a close...

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