July 2016

The rapid advances in science and technology of the past decades have now made it possible to communicate instantaneously with millions (if not billions) of people worldwide. Communication is becoming ever more efficient and powerful, and the exchange of information and knowledge will, in the 21st century, establish itself as the primary foundation on which the development of civilization takes place. The creation of “cyberspace” and the Internet is therefore launching the world into an entirely new and exciting era -- and one that places the yearning for information and knowledge at the apex of all human endeavors.

Journalism and academic discussions of our world will of course be deeply influenced by this radical transformation, and further advances in science and technology can only increase the speed at which traditional journalism and academic thought is undermined and transformed. A revolution in journalism is inevitable, and certainly desirable.

What will the implications of this revolution in journalism be for human thought, and for political, economic, and religious behavior? While pondering these difficult and indeed profound questions, consider listening to the beauty and genius of Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741):

Click here to listen to the Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor
Click here to listen to the Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B-flat Major.

It is difficult to say, but we can assume that the implications may be quite profound. The world is undergoing radical change, and World Affairs Monthly is designed to provide the world’s leaders -- the decision-makers and policy-makers, the heads of state, politicians and senior ministers of world governments, the leading thinkers and managers of global capitalism -- with the information and knowledge they need and indeed require as they work to prosper in the complex and competitive world of the 21st century.

World Affairs Monthly was established by Thomas R. Pochari, its publisher and editor, with the express aim of catalyzing this revolution in journalism. Mr. Pochari will utilize state-of-the-art information technology to bring into focus our fast changing world. The publisher has plans to offer a printed version of the magazine, but the date for this has yet to be decided. Click here to read the Press Release which was issued in March 2002.

Thomas R. Pochari was born in 1958 in Denver, Colorado. He studied at Santa Clara University in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 1980 earned a BS in psychology. He has traveled throughout the world, to more than 80 countries, spending a total of about five years in continuous “on-the-ground” travel. He is a prolific writer, and his analysis of world affairs is respected and admired by many of the world’s policy-makers and leaders in both the “developed” and “developing” world.

His contacts around the world are extensive, and he regularly communicates with the senior officials of the world’s governments and international organizations. His published writing on the Middle East and Islam, some of which is translated into Arabic, has been particularly influential in the Arab and Muslim world, and he has been a featured guest on Al Jazeera, the satellite TV station broadcast from Doha, Qatar.
Click here to read the letter that Al Jazeera wrote to Mr. Pochari.

In April 2002 the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) appointed Mr. Pochari to serve on the Business Advisory Council, which is a small, prestigious group of conservative businessmen and women dedicated to advocating a progressive, conservative, pro-business agenda in Washington. Tax reform and debt reduction will be an important focus of the Business Advisory Council's work.

In January 2003 the NRCC's Business Advisory Council named
Mr. Pochari Businessman of the Year (from California). For more information, please visit the Business Advisory Council's web site: http://www.businessadvisorycouncil.org. On June 28, 2003 Mr. Tom Reynolds, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, named Mr. Pochari a member of the Republican Party's Honor Roll. On August 27, 2003 the National Republican Congressional Committee awarded Mr. Pochari a Gold Medal for his efforts on behalf of the Republican Party and the Business Advisory Council.

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