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Fulbright in 1966-67; Visiting Lecturer in American Literature with Baghdad University/Texas University Exchange Program. Guest Lecturer for the American Authors Lecture Series for the United States Information Service in Iraq.
Co-authored with Carole Chaney "Baghdad Letters" in 2003, a collection of letters and journals written in 1966-67 in Iraq.
Killing the Goose: A Fait Accompli
You don't kill that proverbial goose if you want any more golden eggs. This time, the middle class can't come back because there is no industrial base, no consumer economy to keep it going. Those Americans have joined the struggling masses to await their fate in the next chapter of American history.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Consider Impeachment an Intervention (3 comments)
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY BUSH COULD HURT AMERICA WORSE THAN HE ALREADY HAS, AND THAT WOULD BE TO TRY TO IMPLEMENT HIS NEW EXECUTIVE POWERS TO STAY IN OFFICE.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
WOULD YOU BE FOR IMPEACHMENT IF...? (1 comments)
All this adds up to one thing: George W. Bush, President for Life. Believe it or not, there would still be that bedrock twenty per cent of Bush lovers who would say it was just fine if their Clown Prince stayed on.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
...the middle class is in for a change in life style if not in its standard of living. Keeping up with the Joneses, a middle class dream, may involve following the Joneses to the nearest trailer park.
Democrats' Lament: Oh Solomon, Where art Thou?
Two candidates come to the American People and both say that the Democratic Party is theirs. We the wise electorate might ask questions, but in the end we would say, "OK, let's split the Democratic Party. You get one half, you get the other half." Bring in the lawyers and let's do it."
Saturday, January 12, 2008
LOOKING INTO THE ABYSS (2 comments)
If our leaders are deliberately deceiving us about the approaching Economic Tsunami, their misinformation is criminal--
If they don't see it coming, their incompetence is treasonous
Monday, December 10, 2007
Forget the Tapes!
Artful deception from Bush/Cheney still hitting on all cylinders without Karl Rove around. If they aren't incredibley lucky, they are very very good, for by revealing the destruction of torture tapes, they ducked public debate on an impeachable offense: trumping up another war.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS SINCE WE SPUN OUT OF CONTROL: 1968 -- 2008 (1 comments)
Eat your heart out Tom Brokaw. You have already done your stuff about your generation and it was your Dad's. This excerpt from "Little Rivers" concentrates on that time warp called the 'Sixties. At one point, Jan. 30, 1968, it seemed like time reversed and random chaos became the rule and even then, there was a lot more going on than anybody knew...