Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

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Carpe Diem: 2019.07.04 The Tyrannical T

Carpe Diem: 2019.07.02 The Odd Couple

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.22 GET A PAIR!

I am a great fan of Public Radio. I even did some of my own programmings for a few years (you can check out a few samples here).  So maybe Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.19 HERE WE GO AGAIN

“Remember the Maine,” Remember the Maddox (Gulf of Tonkin).  Well, if you can’t, then get ready for “Remember the Straits of Hormuz”? Or whatever it takes—like those alleged Iraqi Read More

Vol.105.6: Rockets Into Russia

I begin this post with a confession, or maybe it’s just an admission. But it’s controversial and I’m taking the chance that some readers might be pissed off at me. But in the interests of Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.09 EXTRA-EXTRADITION

As the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China continues its boa constrictor-like suffocating of the human rights and liberties of the people of Hong Kong, its latest authoritarian Read More



Last week Trump announced his promise to give another $19 billion in support to the farmers who have been economically injured by his trade war with China.  That gift, of course, is likely Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.05.27 Memorial Day

In these pages over the years I have written admiringly of my uncles who served in WWI and WWII, Read More

Vol.107.4: KLEPTONOMICS II, Mêiguórén Gönggòngxíngzheng

Or, how I (accidentally) prevented the People’s Republic of China from ripping off my “intellectual property”.

We all know that among the complaints that the US likes to lodge against Read More


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One aspect of the rationale for Donald Trump’s ramped up the trade war with the PRC is that the Chinese are deceitful thieves (see, it takes one to know one) it is time to reconsider Read More