Monthly Archives: August 2012

Their Jews and Ours

Let me set out for you an idea I had this morning.  You may not like it, but I can show my reasoning. What the German Jews were to the population of Germany a century ago, the African-Americans are to … Continue reading

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The Echo of Imperialism

On December 9, 1789, Thomas Erskine, as the editor of A Treasury of the World’s Great Speeches [New York: 1954] says, “pointed out the consequences of empire.”  He addressed a jury in London, contemplating the behavior of the recent Governor General … Continue reading

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Afterthought

I mentioned in a post about Scott Green, who has helped with this blog and with the local Cascadia chapter a great deal, that he had a friend who died this month from diabetes. You should know that at the … Continue reading

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On Lombard Street Bridge

Lombard Street is the main drag of North Portland.  Its bridge passes over the railroad cut carrying the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad from the bank of the Willamette River, which bisects Portland, to that of the Columbia.  And … Continue reading

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Truth Is Like Oxygen

I believe strongly that there is an effective antidote to divisiveness and splitting on the Left.  At a state convention of the Pacific Green Party held in Eugene a couple of years ago, I remember folks from Washington State asking … Continue reading

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U.S. Intervention in Iran and Syria

I wish I had a better diet.  I’d like to eat food only from my own garden.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the computer on which I am now typing this post were a product made without toxins or pollutants? … Continue reading

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An Essential Point

Whatever cavils I have with Ernest Callenbach’s 1981 novel, Ecotopia Emerging (details available upon request), this utopian view of the Green Party movement in the Pacific Northwest does make an essential argument that must guide our work, in these times of … Continue reading

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