Vol. VIII, No. 1, January 2002

. You show up, you put one foot in front of the other, and you do your job, which is a mystery and a surprise. -- Father Mychal Judge

All my wishes for a better 2002

Year Zero

by Jonathan Wallace


God v. God

Freedom of Speech

Steganography My Ass: The Dangers of Private and Self-Censorship in War-Time

The ACLU Responds to John Ashcroft on Dissent

We urge the Attorney General to learn from the history of American dissent that free and robust debate is one of the main engines of social and political justice.

Economic Terrorism
by Ben G. Price

The World Trade Organization fits the U.S. definition of an international terrorist network.

The Armchair Strategist
by Mike McGlothlin

Not Another Vietnam (December column)

The Next Campaign

The most controversial issue is now whether the war effort requires the U.S. to launch a new campaign against yet another Evil One, Saddam Hussein.

Philadelphia Police Beat Mumia Demonstrators
by Kobutsu Malone, zenji

I clearly saw his black gloved right hand and the wooden shaft of the night stick as it hit me across the chest.

The Edge of Ground Zero
by Ann Fisher

Ground zero is a weird NYC hotspot, an exclusive club only a few can get into.

Catholicism--An Alternative Apology
by Francois Fouche

In the light of post-9/11 religious polemics I proffer some thoughts on Catholicism.

Democracy in Iran
by Farhad Mafie

While the Iranian people are suffering under a tyrannical government, certain well-funded individuals and organizations are doing their best to legitimize this barbaric government and welcome it into the world community.

The First Noel: A Christmas Caveat
by Matthew Hogan

The villain of Christmas owed his reputation to hostile indifference to lawful traditions of due process, an indifference bred in a war against fundamentalist violence.

Are We Learning to Stop Worrying and Love the Surveillance State?
by Seth Finkelstein

Perhaps our freedom, rather than being a virtuous trait of our national character, is simply an effect of having many decades where there was no military threat which would prompt any type of office of "homeland security".

Wayne Grytting's American Newspeak: Advanced War Spinning

This puts us in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's first society ever to conceive the possibility of censoring Neil Diamond.

Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream: The Cycle of Complacency

The person on the next treadmill at a fitness center turned and said, aren't we fortunate to be in Wisconsin where we're safe?

Letters to The Ethical Spectacle

College professors loudly complain that the occupants of the trade towers had it coming to them for imperialism, colonialism, and oppression, and keep their jobs....

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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