Vol. VII, No. 11 November 2001

Underlying photo by Gene Sampson
Laurie Caro dedicates this image to Adam and Denny, all others lost, and all who helped or are still helping

Year Zero

by Jonathan Wallace


In the Valley of the Black Pig

In which I become a Red Cross Courier


Anthrax and Authority

The Mystical Doctor
by Francois Fouche

Islam and Christianity are a phenomenon of converging ideas around the singularly most formidable mystery of God.

About Afghanistan
by Richard Kidd

During their history the only events that have managed to form any semblance of unity among the Afghans, is the desire to fight foreign invaders.

A Dialog of Cultures and Civilizations?
by Farhard Mafie

The Iranian government, which dictates what people should wear, what kind of music they should listen to, what kinds of sports or college majors are appropriate for men or women, etc., now seeks a "Dialogue" on what is considered "civilized."

It's Not Year Zero
by Earl Mardle

This is not year zero; and if we make it that, then we have allowed the fanatics to define something they are not entitled to.

September 11 and Globalization
by George Caffentzis

The Bush administration is determined to use the hijackings and mass murders of September 11 as a political opportunity to transform the definition of dissent here in the US and to project the US military into the oil-rich former republics of Soviet Central Asia.

The Armchair Strategist: A New and Different Kind of War
by Mike McGlothlin

Total War is required, limited war is being waged.

The Nobel Laureates Statement:All Human Life is Sacred

The single great evil that must be opposed is not one group of people or another, but rather the fear and hatred that continue to find root in human hearts.

Strategies for Peace
A sermon by Phillip Schulman

Nonviolence requires courage. It swears off actions which are motivated by anger and a desire to destroy.

Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream: The Power Grid

We still talk about individuality, but the needs of the larger community have become paramount.

A Letter to Sony about the DMCA
by Seth Finkelstein

Is it Sony's position that ordinary English text reaches the level of "constituting a violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Mellennium Copyright Act"?

Eradicating Terrorism by Fighting Poverty
by Tristan Louis

I am presenting a plan to eradicate terrorism by waging war on global poverty.

Letters to The Ethical Spectacle

It's pretty clear to me that God believes in 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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