Vol. VIII, No. 2, February 2002

Photo by Edward Gugliucci

Year Zero

by Jonathan Wallace

The sad thirty-year life of the World Trade towers seems a human folly of Biblical proportions.

Falling Flights and Meteorites
Life is a braid of beauty and horror.

Not "God v. God" but a Religion of Life
A Reply to Wallace

by Peter Bearse

Life is sacred. This is the axiom to be put first, as truth lived.

Alan Dershowitz's Tortuous Torturous Argument
by Seth Finkelstein

Alan Dershowitz shows a touching professorial concern with the due process of torture.

The Armchair Strategist
What the Terms Mean

By Mike McGlothlin

One of the difficulties in understanding the war properly is that, as in any specialized area, the defense establishment has its own peculiar and special language consisting of jargon and acronyms.

CyberPatrol Blocks the American Cancer Society
by Bennett Haselton

It's the example that almost everyone brings up when talking about the inaccuracies of blocking software.

Boycott the Movie "Kandahar"
by Farhad Mafie

A star of the movie is a real-life assassin and terrorist.

The Ethics of Ethnic Profiling
by Matthew Hogan

Ethnic profiling is actually not always a bad thing when done right and sensibly. But it usually isn't. Mostly it is done out of ignorance, and carried out in a manner that reeks of bigotry.

My, How Far We've Come
by Evan Maloney

To disfigure a moment in history in order to satisfy ephemeral political concerns is an insult to the firefighters who raised the flag.

Shaking Down American Travelers
by Tom Crumpacker

Why does our government want to prevent us from seeing and learning about what is happening in Cuba?

Jesus and Resistance
by Francois Fouche

Whomsoever dare tread the same path as he did may also expect to end up on the Cross.

A Call to Action by New York Firefighters

The defend-in-place strategy was the wrong strategy at the World Trade Center. Many of those who ignored the directions to "stay where you are" are alive today because they self-evacuated.

A Statement by the Voice of Palestine

Israel bombed the Voice of Palestine radio station in December.

Letters to The Ethical Spectacle

Oh! thats right, you are a goddamned attorney, I forgot, the basic rules of human decency dont apply to you.

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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