Vol. VII, No. 2 February 2001

Minority Rule

by Jonathan Wallace

American democracy sometimes reminds me of the tic-tac-toe playing chicken I saw in a 42nd street arcade when I was a child.

Democracy Devalued
by Ben G. Price

We used to have a crypto-plutocracy masquerading as a democracy. We now have a de facto plutocracy sprouting on the grave of a decimated republic, disguised as a privatized democracy.

Apocalypse Then and Now
by Christopher Batty

The Littleton, Colorado killers suffered inside their gilded cages a severe atrophy of the spirit, a purely emotional, not financial, deprivation.

The Palestinian Right of Return
By Uri Avnery

We Israelis need a scarecrow to frighten ourselves, one frightening enough to pump adrenaline into our national bloodstream. Otherwise, it seems, we cannot function.

The Death Penalty: A Letter to Governor Keating
By Jesse Jackson

I am writing today to express my deep concern over one of the pressing issues facing you in Oklahoma, particularly this month and to make a moral plea. As you are well aware, your state is scheduled to execute eight of its citizens in the next 25 days.

What Happened to the Censorware Project
By Seth Finkelstein

This essay describes what happened to the website for the Censorware Project (http://censorware.org), an activist organization which produced much work exposing the flaws of censorware.

John Ashcroft's Speech at Bob Jones University

And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

The Ethics of Xenotransplantation
By Pascal Ferzli

Our reckless use of animals may cause mayhem in the "natural order" in its effect on the animals, and this should lead us to question the morality of doing so.

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