We’ve got a new “Think Again” column called, believe it or not, “‘I’ll See Your Testicles…’ (Catfight on the Right)” and it’s here.
Also, I did an op-ed on the move away from AIPAC-style politics for American Jews for the International Herald Tribune, which is up on the New York Times site, here.
I’m getting to the age where the obituary pages are really starting to bum me out. Wasn’t AL MARTINO wonderful in the GF? Wasn’t NAN ROBERTSON brave to go after the Times the way she did? Wasn’t Stuart Kaminsky a fun read? But here is the one that really got to me. Captain Lou Albano. What a great guy, even better in reality than in the “ring” or on the sidelines as the manager of the great Bruno Sanmartino. But how could Mr. Goldstein omit the greatest tribute to Lou from this otherwise loving obit? It’s Psychedelic Pandemonium.
Speaking of obits, did I mention that I was briefly in a reading group with Jim Carroll. Really nice guy. He never heard the Drive-By-Truckers’ version of “People Who Died” and so I played it for him on my iPod. So history moves forward…
(By the way, did you notice that the above ducks all have rhyming names spelled totally differently? Awesome, huh?)
This week on Moyers: Barack Obama was elected on a message of change, promising a new era ofdiplomacy and international cooperation – but can the President delivera new vision of America? Reporting from the world’s most troubledhotspots, Mark Danner has seen countless deaths over ethnic andpolitical divides, and witnessed firsthand how U.S. attempts to exploitthose conflicts have resulted in disastrous unforeseen consequences.Danner speaks with Bill Moyers about Obama’s challenges in resetting themindset of America from war to peace, and redefining the US as a nation.Danner was a staff writer for many years at The New Yorker, contributesfrequently to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine,and his latest book is Stripping Bare the Body, which chronicles themoral history of American power over the last quarter century. Also onthe program, the Journal profiles public health doctor America Bracho,who serves her Santa Ana, CA community – notorious for crime, povertyand disease – with her organization, Latino Health Access.