(1 comments) Thursday, February 1, 2007 Looking Towards the Promised Land: Why America Cannot "Get Over" Slavery
As both Blacks and Jews could tell you, "getting over" slavery like transcending several millenia of blood libel, doesn't happen overnight. Nor does it happen in the space of the century-and-a-half since the putative abolition of slavery in 1865. Try more like three-and-a-half thousand years.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Dying and Living in COPS America
Television producers John Langley, John Walsh and Chris Hansen may be the most dangerous men in America today. Langley is the producer of "COPS," Walsh, the creator of "America's Most Wanted," and Hansen, the correspondent for MSNBC's "To Catch a Predator." Collectively, they are point-people in a television genre acclimating Americans to a general dismemberment of once-cherished civil rights.
Sunday, November 5, 2006 The Mandate of Heaven 2006: Getting America Back on the Right Side of History
The Mandate of Heaven is a central imperative of Chinese history. It also provides an important insight into America's political evolution. How George Bush lost the American "Mandate of Heaven" and why the 2006 election may be the last, best chance to get America back "on the "right side of history."
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Bono Invests in Forbes: Oh No Bono/Not U2?
U2 lead singer Bono's investment group, Elevation Partners has reportedly invested $250 million into the Forbes media empire. Can the world-class busybody Bono find happiness as Steve Forbes silent partner? Or will he be the deus ex machina dragging Forbes kicking and screaming into the 18th Century?
(1 comments) Friday, July 7, 2006 The "Cracker Factor"
Accounting for the American South's cornpone-ucopia of overheated, overexposed, over-the-top stories about life-supported spouses, kidnapped children, missing high-schoolers, run-amok lacrosse teams, and runaway brides.