[Marxism] Swans Release: October 24, 2005
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October 24, 2005 -- SPECIAL ISSUE --
Note from the Editor: In an August 2, 2005 TomDispatch release, a
reader wrote upon learning of the death of a friend's son in Iraq, "I
broke down and cried. . . . . I found I was crying not so much for the
senseless loss of a young life, or even the grief our friends would bear.
As I thought about it, I was crying for our country. What have we
The next day, August 3, the New York Times published a letter in
which the reader, addressing Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, the Iraq war,
asserted, "[L]et's start down the road that allows Americans to be
proud of who we are and what we stand for."
"What have we come to? Who are we? And what do we stand for?"
We are dedicating this Special Issue to finding a few answers to these
questions. As you should expect, the opinions are as eclectic as the
assortment of contributors who express them, yet common themes
emerge among these "State of the Union" addresses.
We end up with your letters (no Blips this time around), and we will
publish all the rejoinders we receive regarding this current issue. Have
your pens -- or keyboards -- ready!
(A short prediction about Judith Miller: It will eventually turn out that
Ms. Miller was the William Laurence of the Operation Iraqi
Occupation, funneling the administration's disinformation, and that the
current publisher of the New York Times walked in the same steps as
his father in 1945. Whether 1945 or 2005 the Gray Lady has always
been defending the war machine and the happy few... Liberalism at its
As always, please form your OWN opinion, and let your friends (and
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Theocracy. Hypocrisy. Plutocracy.
- Jan Baughman
The Dark Side
- Milo Clark
The United Corporate States of America
- Raymond Garcia
The American Experiment, Really?
- by Gilles d'Aymery
To Hell In A Hand Basket
- Gerard Donnelly Smith
What Have We Become? Not Better -- Zombie Nation
- John Steppling
Soup Of The Evening, Beautiful Soup
- Michael Doliner
U.S.: A Psychological Profile
- Charles Marowitz
The Best Of Times
- Deck Deckert
The Corporate-Owned Ivory Tower: An Omen
- Audra Himes
Where Is The Left In The U.S.?
- Robert Wrubel
Crisis: Depravity Of The Leaders, Obedience Of The Citizens
- Philip Greenspan
Do Workers Understand Their Class Interests?
- Louis Proyect
The Terms Of My Surrender...
- Michael DeLang
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