Monthly Archives: July 2013

Naming what is there

A word for us all, not “novelists” alone. It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin–and safe sentimentality

Bill, Green – July 14, 2013 As long as upper-income white folks remain distant from lower-income black neighborhoods, and scared of going there, much less making friends, the killing of Trayvon Martin—and the weekly deaths or assaults of many like … Continue reading

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Freedom to Make the Right Choice

Reprinted from The Hedgehog Review 15.2 (Summer 2013). In much of our social life, individual freedom has become virtually synonymous with choice. The free individual is one who makes choices in a world of options. Under this regime of freedom, public health … Continue reading

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Egypt and the Future of Political Islam

http://goo.gl/Ih9ZM “I think the constitutional coup that Morsi had on 22nd November where he gave himself unprecedented powers, a move that Mubarak never even dared to do, was a coup in the first place …. I really do not think … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th! What the Declaration says about the “Pursuit of Happiness”

Carol V. Hamilton History News Network “The pursuit of happiness” is the most famous phrase in the Declaration of Independence. Conventional history and popular wisdom attribute the phrase to the genius of Thomas Jefferson when in an imaginative leap, he … Continue reading

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