Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - VIEW OF ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - FROM SOLDIERS' FIELD - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TUNESIA - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - THOMPSON'S RESTAURANTS - AVENUE OF FLAGS - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SWIFT'S OPEN AIR THEATRE - MARSHALL FIELD FASHION SHOW - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SWEDISH PAVILION - CROWD - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SUGGESTIVE CARTOON CALLED TOUCH OF HOLLYWOOD - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SUGGESTIVE CARTOON CALLED TAKING IN PARIS - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SUGGESTIVE CARTOON CALLED BIG ATTRACTIONS AT ORIENTAL VILLAGE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SUGGESTIVE CARTOON CALLED A TREAT FOR YOUR EYES AT SUNSHINE BEACH - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - STREETS OF PARIS - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SCIENCE HALL AS BACKGROUND - OLDSMOBILE STRAIGHT EIGHT AND SIX - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - OLD HEIDELBERG - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - VIEW OF GROUNDS FROM OBSERVATION PLATFORM - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - VIEW FROM SKYRIDE - ELECTRICAL BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - FORD BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - FEDERAL BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NIGHT - ENCHANTED ISLAND - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - MOROCCO - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - MIDWAY SCENE - TOURIST TRAIN - NOTE TOWER AD - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - MAYAN TEMPLE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - ITALIAN VILLAGE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - IRISH VILLAGE - CORNER VIEW - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - IRISH VILLAGE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - ILLINOIS HOST HOUSE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE FROM LAKE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE- 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE - EASTERN EXPOSURE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE - ANDES CANDIES AD - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - GOLDEN PAVILION OF JEHOL INTERIOR - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - GIANT THERMOMETER - CROWD - BLIMP - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - GENERAL EXHIBITS GROUP - ANOTHER VIEW - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - GENERAL EXHIBITS GROUP - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - DAIRY BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CYPRESS GARDENS WATER SHOW - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - COLONIAL VILLAGE - MEETING STREET - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - COLONIAL VILLAGE - HOUSE OF 7 GABLES - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - BLACK FOREST VILLAGE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - BELGIAN VILLAGE - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - AVENUE OF FLAGS - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - AERIAL - ELECTRICAL GROUP - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - STREAM-LINED COFFEE SHOP - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - CENTRAL AT LAKE - CAFE - LOUNGE - BARBER SHOP - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - 321 N CENTRAL - 300 ROOMS 300 BATHS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CARTOON - ENJOYING CHICAGO'S BEAUTIFUL PARKS - KISSING ON BENCH - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALUMET AVE - N FROM 23RD - ROW HOUSES - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUSIEST STORE IN CHICAGO - S H KNOX AND COMPANY - 217-19 STATE - OPPOSITE QUINCY - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BURLING N NEAR WRIGHTWOOD - HOMES AND APARTMENTS - TREE-LINED STREET - 1911