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Gary Olson

Gary Olson

Gary Olson is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. His most recent book is "Empathy Imperiled: Capitalism, Culture and the Brain" (NY: Springer, 2013.) Contact: olsong@moravian.edu

Articles by this author

 

Christians as Dangerous Good Samaritans

Honest Christians must unapologetically assert that Jesus’s message is totally at odds with society's dominant culture. 

Gary Olson ·


Which Black Voices Should Their White Supporters Heed?

Black Lives Matter: Three times as many whites as blacks participated.

Gary Olson ·


Remembering the Bonus Army Protest of 1932

Today we have a confluence of factors that has provided an unparalleled opportunity to replicate the Bonus Army's action in the nation's capital.

Gary Olson ·


Was It Only "Fear Itself?": FDR and Today

Self-serving actions by the ruling elite.

Gary Olson ·


Venezuela and Noam Chomsky’s “We Own the World.”

“When you own everything, you fear everyone...”  and will employ violence at will.

Gary Olson ·


The Infantile Politics Of Compulsive Trump Bashing

Trump bashing, as smugly gratifying as it might be, only obscures some basic truths and handicaps our thinking about the best way to unite and struggle against a common enemy

Gary Olson ·


More Thoughts on the Poor People’s Campaign

"The primary reason I joined the Poor People’s Campaign and have encouraged others to do so is its potential for realizing basic structural change."

Gary Olson ·


Trump’s Attack on Syria: An Illegal Piece of Choreographed Theater

The United States once more operates from a position of unmitigated hubris

Gary Olson ·

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