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Richard Wright and democracy at home

I recently read Richard Wright’s Black Boy, an autobiography of the novelist and poet born in 1908, depicting his early life in the South and his years in Chicago, from 1927 to 1937, until he moved on to New York … Continue reading

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The Night of the Bulldozers (Charleston, 3/18/03)

Poetry and politics can meet. “The Night of the Bulldozers” was written twelve years ago this evening, on a trip to Charleston SC, when the then US president announced that the attack against the then Iraqi dictator was about to … Continue reading

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War authority–why and for what?

I can’t find online my letter published in the Daily Local News a week or so ago. So let’s put it in the blog. This letter builds on my thinking in “Responsibility in the country, responsibility in the world” (August … Continue reading

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Ebola and MRSA

When an epidemic starts far away, we tend to be in denial. It couldn’t happen here because we have such an advanced medical system, right? No man is an island and no country is a gated community. Do you remember … Continue reading

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Tired of “weary of war”

I’m tired of hearing that Americans don’t want to attack Syria because we are “weary of war.” There are many better reasons not to go to war. If we weren’t war-weary, would we look around for some other country to … Continue reading

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