Would we allow any other ethnic or racial group to be demonized so visibly and persistently?
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 [...]
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 [...]
You might have missed it. It’s easy to do. We’re moving rapidly into territory once reserved for totalitarian regimes. Spying, prison camps, aggressive wars and invasions. That’s our America. The new, improved America! Not that everyone’s cooperating. Congress heard about this funny little program called Total information Awareness. Run by former Iran-Contra badguy John Poindexter, [...]
Those of you who think the last century proves humanity to be a stinking gene-pool of war and violence, that we’re warlike, trigger-happy beasts itching for carnage…take heart! It may not be so. I advocate studying history…the history of the 20th Century’s wars and our current adventure in Iraq. That is, if you can find [...]keep looking »