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About Любомир Канов

Д-р Любомир Канов е психиатър. Политически затворник при режима на Живков, автор на няколко значими книги (първата от тях спечели навремето наградата на българските писатели), д-р Канов е търсен и ценен от стотиците си пациенти в Ню Йорк. Не спира да се завръща в България - „странна и трудна за обичане страна“.
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  On October 20th, 1981 Kathy Boudin, a member of the far-left domestic terrorist group “Weather Underground”, dropped her one-year old son off at a babysitter’s house. From there she drove her rented moving van to a parking lot adjacent to a nearby mall in Nyack, New York. The parking lot offered a good vantage point of the events that were about to unfold. More importantly it offered a reliable escape route. Within an hour, the father of her baby, David Gilbert, would join local Black Panthers and fellow Weather Underground terrorists in the armed robbery of a security truck that was parked out front of the mall waiting to receive the mall’s cash profits.   After killing one security guard and stealing $1.6 million in cash, Gilbert and his

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  Hopefully, this will not be my last Bulgaria Analytica article. But with the current state of media you never know.   So I think it’s an opportune time for me to reflect on my time as a correspondent for Bulgaria Analytica and the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (CBBSS), and more so, on the past five-plus years — a period I’ve spent almost entirely outside of my native United States.   As necessity is the mother of invention, it could be said travel is the mother of an expanded worldview. I’d like to think my worldview has expanded significantly as I’ve spent most of the past five years traveling and doing a lot of reporting along the way.   Journalistically, I typically neither write in first person,

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russia_nato

  NATO’s London Summit on 3-4 December will enable Alliance leaders to reassert the importance of the Alliance after recent attacks on its effectiveness by French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron’s assertion that NATO is “brain dead” was reminiscent of President Donald Trump’s election campaign statements that the Alliance was obsolete. Trump’s attacks led to a refocus on NATO defense spending and Macron’s dismissal can encourage the Alliance to strengthen its mission.   It is important to remember that NATO was formed to prevent Europe’s domination by any expansionist power and is the cornerstone of the trans-Atlantic alliance. A secure Europe is vital for American security and its military presence enables the U.S. to project power to deter threats and respond decisively if common security interests are challenged from any adjacent

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trump

  The first round of Ukrainegate impeachment proceedings drew an audience of 13.1 million viewers in the United States. While not an insignificant figure, it’s important to note that this is down 32 percent from the 19 million viewers that tuned in for James Comey’s testimony during the nascent stage of the Russiagate proceedings.   It seems more likely than not that this difference in viewership is partially due to an American public that is getting tired of the immutable disdain the left has for President Trump and anything he touches. The left regards Trump as evil incarnate. There is no doubt Impeachment would result in an immense amount of compensatory satisfaction in the minds of those who were severely let down in 2016.   However, even if impeached by

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  Democratic presidential hopefuls in the United States are finally beginning to get serious. By serious I mean they’re starting to drop out. The crowded field that featured over 20 candidates at the beginning of the year lost five in the past two months due to inadequate support and inability to reach necessary donor requirements to appear in the democratic primary debates. This is the only measure of the party getting serious however, the candidates who still believe they have a chance at running against Donald Trump continue to make normal people scratch our heads with bizarre stories about run ins with gang leaders like “Corn Pop”, praise for parents who use a nine year old transgender child to virtue signal, promises to “tell the public about aliens,” and claims

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Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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“Without meaning to say that the foreigners harbor such destructive intentions in their hearts, we yet positively assert that from their inordinate thirst after gain, they are perfectly careless about the injuries they inflict upon us! And such being the case, we should like to ask what has become of that conscience which heaven has implanted in the breasts of all men?”   The full text of Lin Tse-hsu impassioned open letter to Queen Victoria imploring her to intervene in the illegal smuggling of opium onto the shores of mainland China is a profound plea to morality. Delivered in 1839 in the months preceding the escalations that would result in the first Opium War, the letter fell on deaf hears by the time it was received in England. However, 180

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greta

  The 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit will be held in New York on September 23rd. In attendance will be 16 year old Swedish environmental diva Greta Thunberg, who recently sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a state-of-the-art “carbon neutral” sailboat in order to protest air travel. Her presence is so highly anticipated that on media attendance lists she is the only one mentioned by name. The guest lists look something like this, “Presidents, Prime Ministers, leading environmental scientists and Greta Thunberg!”   Who is Thunberg? A superstar in environmental circles. And the rise of her star has been an extraordinary thing to witness. In 12 short months she went from an impeccant looking teenager skipping school on Friday outside the Swedish parliament building with her famous “School strike

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The interview first published in icis.com on 2019/09/03. Author: Aura Sabadus LONDON (ICIS)–A renewed nuclear arms race and climate activism may lend a new lease of life to nuclear power generation for now, but cheap gas and hefty state subsidies are sapping its long-term business case, Bulgaria’s former ambassador to Russia told ICIS. Ilian Vassilev, an energy market specialist, described cheap nuclear energy as a contradiction in terms, not only due to state aid forked out in the form of grants, benefits or exemptions, but also production costs, waste fuel and storage management or substantial risk insurance. “Long-term PPAs [power purchase agreements] are quickly becoming a relic, which undermines the sustainability of the revenue base needed to substantiate ultra-capital intensive nuclear power plants (NPPs). NPPs are impossible without state support in one