Monthly Archives: October 2016

Americans are in withdrawal from public life

The desperation of people threatened by forces about which they know little and of which they can say less; the cheerful emptiness of people “giving up” all hope of changing things; the faceless ones polled by Gallup who listed “international … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden on Memory

President Obama has reminded us to remember, he said, Selma, Seneca Falls and Stonewall. But not Saigon, not Chicago, not Vietnam. We have to ask ourselves collectively why that omission exists, and realize that only we can restore a place … Continue reading

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The Great Game continues

I’ve told my son numerous times that he can’t imagine the irrational paranoia of the Cold War, when anti-war protesters were routinely told to “go back to Russia” for criticizing anything from the MX missile to funding the contras. I remember … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Enlightenment

Today after reading a BBC article entitled “Could Trump launch ‘sneak attack’ on IS?” which evaluated Donald Trump’s Sunday night debate claim the American military is “stupid” for announcing a pending attack on the IS-held city of Mosul, I sat and … Continue reading

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Grabbing genitalia in the White House

I’m not sure whether it’s locker room language, but Trump’s video tape remarks definitely fit the White House. Charles Colson’s office had a plaque reading “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow -Teddy Roosevelt.” Lyndon … Continue reading

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On dottings and crossings and thinking too much

Gary Johnson: Talking about a foreign leader that you respect, that you admire—I have a hard time with that one. That’s just who I am. And now I’m going to have to pick out a world leader and there’s going … Continue reading

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