Spring 2011 Table of Contents

Volume 26, Issue 2

Letters to the Editor

Editorials

Tunisia, Egypt, and Israel
U.S. policy in the Middle East keeps opting for stability over morality—and so ends up with neither.

A Progressive Strategy for 2011-2012
Primaries are the one way we the people can still bring our concerns into national politics.

Rethinking Religion

Truth, Illumination, and Nuclear Weapons
by JONATHAN GRANOFF
The highest spiritual truths include this one: Don’t Kill Everybody.

Another Word on “God and the Twenty-First Century”
by MICHAEL BENEDIKT
What if God emerges from and evolves with us?

Politics & Society

Overcoming Despair as the Republicans Take Over: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky
by MICHAEL LERNER
How are national initiatives built locally? Can we push Obama leftward in 2012? Chomsky calls for small steps toward confronting global capital.

Prospects for the U.S. Left: Not Bad At All
by RICHARD WOLFF
The growing public anger at capitalism is palpable. When conservative radio hosts play up Marxist websites, things are looking up.

Nourishing Hope—in Uganda and in the United States
by JOY LADIN
How come Ugandan activists are upbeat while so many U.S. activists are glum?

To Uphold the World: What Two Statesmen from Ancient India Can Tell Us about Our Current Crisis
by BRUCE RICH
An ancient society’s government endorsed nonviolence and economic social justice? It did, and we can too.

The Real Education Reformers: Why Chicago Mothers and Teachers Are Doing More than “Waiting for Superman”
by JOSH HEALEY
Don’t race to the top, look to the grassroots for the future health of our schools.

Culture

Books
The Imperial War for Drugs
American War Machine: Deep Politics, The CIA, Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan by Peter Dale Scott
Review by RICHARD FALK

Postwar Dystopia or Family Paradise?
Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania, edited by Dianne Harris
Review by PAUL VON BLUM

Mourning a Foreskin
The Measure of His Grief by Lisa Braver Moss
Review by PATRICIA KARLIN-NEUMANN

Overcoming the Trauma of the Holocaust
The Holocaust Is Over, We Must Rise From Its Ashes by Avraham Burg
Review by JONATHAN FRIEDMAN

Poetry
Devotion: Futurismo by BRUCE SMITH

Humor
Heaven’s Snake by JOSH KORNBLUTH

Supplement

Passover Haggadah Supplement 2011

 
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