Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Marc Jampole: The Wages of War

If instead of waging wars, we spent money on education, alternative fuels and infrastructure, we would create millions more jobs. The first week after the announcement of the arrests of … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrie Kusserow: Skull Trees

South Sudan Arok, hiding from the Arabs in the branches of a tree,  two weeks surviving on leaves,  legs numb, mouth dry. When the mosquitoes swarmed and the bodies settled … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: America’s Soundtrack of Hysteria 

It happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in. Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: War and Human Nature

John Green talks about whether humanity is naturally warlike, hard-wired to kill, or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. John explains the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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