CHIASMUS [kahy-AZ-muh s]: a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases,


In his inauguration speech of 1961, John F. Kennedy spoke words that have been impossible to forget.  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” They may be memorable, but…unfortunately…they have been ignored by many. Their purpose today, in this blog posting, […]

RECIPROCITY: a mutual exchange

The primary purpose of the President’s trip to Southeast Asia this week is stated to be the negotiation of reciprocal trade agreements between the United States and opening markets in several countries.   The hope is that by normalizing trade arrangements between various countries we can begin to stem the unbalanced flow of commercial funds away […]