Vol. VIII, No. 5, May 2002

Breakfast of Scorpions

Arafat, Sharon, world without end, amen

by Jonathan Wallace

History is full of examples of brutal men unswervingly following a violent agenda, while dishonest men assist them by creating almost perfectly dense clouds of confusion.

The Palestinian's Secret Weapon
by Matthew Hogan

Surrender the narrow tribal nationalism that devours both sides like a cancer.

The Cincinnati Riots:
The Blame and the Solution are Universal
by Tommy Ates

Fixing Cincinnati will take a monumental effort in shrewd public policy, urban planning, and business investment.

The Agony of Losing Someone to Execution
By Christine Smith

My friend, A.J. Bannister, was executed at age 39 for the 1983 murder conviction he received for shooting a man during a fight.

Five Great Presidents by Sy Schechtman

In all instances a combination of foreign and domestic events combined to challenge their leadership and they and the country prevailed.

Free Speech Online and Offline
by Ross Townsend

Legislators are arguing that they have to restrict traditional offline freedoms in order to enable the regulation of cyberspace.

Letters To The Ethical Spectacle

Under the grit and grime that seems to cover our government and our people, there is a core of iron-hard will.

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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