Vol. VIII, No. 7, July 2002

Suicide and Statehood

by Jonathan Wallace

Among the curses of suicide, like any other violence, is that you cannot simply turn off the spigot when the goal is accomplished.

Fear of Music
by Evan Maloney

Record labels have been quietly releasing CDs whose data tracks have been deliberately corrupted in order to make the discs unusable in PCs.

Classical Music and Culture on the Slippery Slope
by Sy Schechtman

In the arts as in civilization generally there are pauses and lapses but general collapse is not necessarily the grim result.

Preparing for the Digital Dark Age
by Richard Forno

Isn't it ironic that the company responsible for nearly every major computer security problem, virus, and back-door, is now heralding its ability to make everything better?

Judicial Integrity
by Richard Rossi

In Judge Marquardt's 20-year career he gave the death sentence just three times. Mine was the last time, just before he was busted coming across the Mexican border with marijuana on his person.

A Beautiful Peace Plan--But Will it Work?
by Evan Maloney

Terrorism has been directed by the Palestinian Authority from Arafat on down, and President Bush is the first Western leader with enough guts and honesty to call them on it.

Not in Our Names

We call on all Americans to resist the war and repression that has been loosed on the world by the Bush administration.

School Vouchers: the True Victims
by Tommy Ates

The voucher vacuum would have no "off" switch.

Testimony Before the FEC
by Peter Bearse

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 offers some opportunities to redress the imbalance between a steadily increasing dominance of money in politics and the small and decreasing role of volunteers.

CIPA Ruling as Censorware Argument Handbook
by Seth Finkelstein

On May 31 2002, a Federal court struck down a law requiring public libraries to install censorware in return for receiving certain government funding.

Letters To The Ethical Spectacle

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I would love this book even if my brother Joe hadn't written it.... Its a funny and nuanced children's story about a kid who believes he's too big and noisy, and a revelation that comes when he visits Africa with his parents.

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