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Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thomas S. Harrington
If the Cords of Culture are Cut, How Will We Access the Potential Sources of Our Renewal?
This past week, I had the pleasure of teaching the Last Supper , Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1976 masterpiece, to a group of very bright and conscientious undergraduate students.
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Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
Current Negotiations are Excluding Afghans: Is It Time for an Afghan National Referendum?
The people of the world are questioning the lazy and fearful presumption that a few human beings are better than the vast majority; why should the 1% unjustly hoard unequal Wealth, Power and...
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George Zornick
Obama’s Plan to Save the Military From Cuts—at the Expense of Domestic Programs
As budget wonks comb over President Obama’s outline for fiscal year 2013, a startling White House plan has become clear: the administration is seeking to undo some mandatory cuts to the Pentagon at...
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David Mitchell
An Internet Troll's Opinion Should Carry No More Weight Than Graffiti
This Valentine's Day, as usual, I received several heartfelt anonymous messages. "You're not funny, you cock", "Why are you such a smug shit?", "Just seen you on a repeat of Mock the Week , I wish...
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Caroline Arnold
Idealism Helped Fuel John Glenn's Heroism in Space 50 Years Ago
February 20 marks the 50 th anniversary of John Glenn’s three orbits of Earth in the space capsule Friendship 7 in 1962. At the time of the 25 th anniversary, I was a writer on Senator John Glenn’s...
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Andrew Bacevich
Scoring the Global War on Terror: From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds
With the United States now well into the second decade of what the Pentagon has styled an “era of persistent conflict,” the war formerly known as the global war on terrorism (unofficial acronym...
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