This essay was one of the winners out of a pool of 290 entries in a recent writing contest sponsored by Women's WORLD, the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation designed to bring women's ideas on war and terror to wider public attention. (The prizewinning essays and some others are online at www.wworld.org.)
Through the corporate media's electronic collage of murders, sex
scandals, celebrity sightings and Pentagon-generated fantasy can be
heard a constant buzz--"war, terror, security"--but who know
Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.
Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.
American experts urged the White House to be skeptical, but they hit a stone wall.
"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi
Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the
Secretary General had taken his own advice, maybe his Brazi
Look at America's leadership today. Tell me you wouldn't trade the whole mess of them for one good kindergarten teacher.
Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
Bush's "compassionate conservatism" is a deft--and dishonest--strategy.
This was the summer when the movies were so bad, people were reduced to
complaining about a Mel Gibson film they hadn't seen.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates illustrates his theory of the parts
of the soul with the story of Leontius, who saw some corpses rotting
outside the walls of Athens and was torn between re
It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as
total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.