Monthly Archives: April 2006


Judging Nuremberg, Judging Ourselves

The Nuremberg Trials closed the book. A book of horrors, a book of torture and killing and genocidal zealotry. A fitting end to those who set in motion the death of 40 million people. The end of World War II. Filmmaker Steve Palackdharry has made a poignant and strangely trenchant documentary, Journey to Justice, about the story…


Problem, Reaction, Solution

G.W.F. Hegel. Philosopher of everything, and everything else not contained in the known universe. Hegel’s tough. Real tough. So much Hegel, so little time. We’ve all had a bit of Hegel in our education. Maybe you had him in your high school world history/western civ class. Most draw a straight line from Hegel to Marx…


Zarqawi, We Hardly Know Ya

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The highly pixelated face of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The webmaster of terror. The symbol of Iraq as ground zero in the war on Islamic evildoers. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The PsyOp. A “one-day” story appeared last week in Post. Unfortunately, one-day stories give a glossy finish to the veneer of journalism. This…