Vol. VII, No. 12 December 2001

Year Zero

by Jonathan Wallace


Military Tribunals


The Urns

The ACLU on Military Tribunals

The President's decision is further evidence that the Administration is totally unwilling to abide by the checks and balances that are so central to our democracy.

A Response to Wallace on Law and War
by Ben G. Price

Rather than "a war for law," as Jonathan Wallace calls it, we hold our breaths waiting to hear law’s last gasp.

Homeland: Behind the Buzzword
by James A. Bartlett

The word "homeland" had a strange ring, like a false note in a piece of music.

Fidel Castro on September 11

The tragedy should not be used to recklessly start a war that could actually unleash an endless carnage of innocent people and all of this on behalf of justice and under the peculiar and bizarre name of Infinite Justice.

September 11 and Religion
by Daniel Cayen

The worshipping of different Gods and prophets, has spawned more wars, more ethnic cleansings and more bloodshed in the annals of history than any other single factor.

Immigration and Loyalty
by Fred Fariss

Let's change our ethnic labels to a reference that will support our primary commitment and loyalty to America.

Booing Hillary
by Kurt Kaletka

I'm sure that there are plenty of conservatives and even right-wingers who are capable of treating people decently and not spitting on our nation's institutions, particularly at charity events.

American Newspeak: Advanced Flag Waving
by Wayne Grytting

To fight terrorism, we need to give $671 million to General Electric, $608 million to Texas Utilities, $600 million to Daimler Chrysler...

Richard Thieme's Islands in the Clickstream: Doing What's Necessary

We are all on the front lines. We are each responsible for doing what is necessary.

John Spragge's Crossing the Medicine Line: The Border After Sepember 11

In the computer age, effective border security does not need to involve the long lines we saw at the border following September 11.

Strategic Isues Arising From the WTC Attacks: An Australian Perspective
by Peter Lawrence

Though we should not be US clients we should be on the side of justice.

Letters to The Ethical Spectacle

That a band of Jews have some kind of collective Cinderella complex is no reason for them to reject their God. Grow up!

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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