Vox Populi

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Chris Hedges: War and Memory

I asked my grandmother after he left what was wrong with him. “The war,” she said acidly.

July 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Emily De Ferrari: On Killing Flies with Dr. Seuss

I killed them in the window. I killed them on the door. And when I killed a hundred flies I kept on killing more. Why is my heart so cruel, … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Utah Phillips: The most American thing you can do is to dissent

The state can’t give you freedom, and the state can’t take it away. You’re born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Martin Luther King: The Key

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. … I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This…

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richard Sahn: Thoughts on Patriotism and War

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Scene from the movie, “Platoon” Richard Sahn The other night I was watching the movie “Platoon” on television. An American soldier was killed every…

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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