Vol. XI, No. 1, January 2005

On the tenth anniversary of the Ethical Spectacle, (first issue January 1995), we wish our readers a New Year which brings more evolution than entropy.....

Love, Jonathan

Staffing the War

by Jonathan Wallace

It might take a half million soldiers or more to secure the cities and the roads, to make travel really safe, to make a meaningful election possible.

Our Conservative Nation
by Seymour Schechtman

While they would listen to Kerry they would never invite him into their living room. But George Bush was more then welcome anytime.

An Election Post-Mortem
by Peter Bearse

The really big story of Election‘04 is the way people returned to politics in droves as political actors rather than just spectators.

Reading and Democracy
by Peter Bearse

A retreat from TV and a return to reading are crucial to the future of American democracy.

Response to a Friend
by Bruce A. Clark

The leaders of the Democrats will probably move to the right--again-- but that won’t work.

Not Clean, Not Fair
by H. Scott Prosterman

It doesn't take much to fix an American presidential election these days.

School Vouchers
by Michael Spencer

Vouchers will considerably increase the per pupil subventions for public school students.

What President Bush Could Be Thinking About Iraq
by George Thomas Clark

Okay, I deceived you--and myself, too, I guess--to get us into Iraq.

Islands in the Clickstream: The Battle Not to Rage or Despair by Richard Thieme

We are seeing the manipulation of the herd by the substitution of symbols and images largely irrelevant to matters at hand.

Moral Victory
by Dom Stasi

Religion was a part of the beautiful fabric of early America, not its foundation.

Letters To The Ethical Spectacle

America has begun an unstoppable spiral into history as just another doomed society.


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