Summer 2011 Table of Contents

Volume 26, Issue 3


Letters to the Editor


Editorials

Recognize Palestine and Give It UN Membership

No to the Proposed Legal Ban on Circumcision


Politics and Society

The Pursuit of Happiness: 2011
by HARRIET FRAAD with help from GRETCHEN VAN DYCK
Under assault from U.S. corporate elites and the rich, many Americans are responding in a dysfunctional personal way rather than through collective action. Here’s a strategy to change that.

A Climate for Wisdom?
by TIMOTHY B. LEDUC
Environmentalists have already provided the rational arguments for major societal transformations. What we need now is the wisdom for the prerequisite cultural transformations.

The American Empire’s Terrorist Network
by JOHN GERASSI
U.S. militarism provides an emotional compensation for Americans who are being screwed over by the corporate rich.

A New Psychology of Hope in Palestine?
by WARREN SPIELBERG
For their survival as a people, Palestinians require recognition and appreciation of their real accomplishments under the harshest of circumstances.

The Chemistry of Friendship: My Lunches With Norman
by MARK I. PINSKY
A portrait of an amazing and well-lived life.


A Journey of Passion: Spirit and Horror during the Christian Holy Season
by DAVID A. SYLVESTER
A Catholic vision of what it would mean to be spiritually alive in the path from Palm Sunday to Easter to Pentecost. A gripping account that will shake Christian complacency and challenge Christian hatred of Jews.

Circumcision: Identity, Gender, and Power
by MIRIAM POLLACK
There are reasons why some people are challenging the practice of circumcision. Tikkun once again gives space to positions with which we disagree.

Luther’s Call to Resistance: “Not with Violence, but the Word”
by THOMAS W. STRIETER
Despite the anti-Semitic rantings he published in his declining years, Martin Luther had earlier insights that may resonate for progressive people of faith.

Are Americans Coming Out of the Fog?
by KAREN L. BLOOMQUIST
With the significant people’s movement that surged through Wisconsin this past winter, the confrontation between workers and corporate-driven economic and political power has become blatantly evident.


Culture

Books
Radical Poets Set Jewishness Adrift
Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture edited by Stephen Paul Miller and Daniel Morris
Review by EMILY WARN

A Wayward Eulogy
To the End of the Land by David Grossman
Review By SEAN ENRIGHT

Carving Fresh Initials on the World Tree
World Tree by David Wojahn
Review by DAVID DANOFF

The Evolutionary Roots of Morality
Darwin’s Lost Theory and Darwin’s 2nd Revolution by David Loye
Review by DAN LEVINE

Blood Brothers
Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
Review by ZACH DORFMAN

Poetry
Convention Hall

by ALAN SHAPIRO


Tikkun Recommends

The Ecological Thought by Timothy Morton

The Pillar of Prayer by Menachem Kallus

Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe by Shachar M. Pinsker

Three Novels: The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler, The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson, and Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz


Masthead

Editor in Chief: Michael Lerner

Managing Editor: Alana Yu-lan Price

Associate Editor: Peter Gabel

Poetry Editor: Joshua Weiner

Assistant Poetry Editor: Lindsay Bernal

Art Direction and Design: Design Action Collective

Web Management: Reach And Teach

Business Office: Natalie Wollner

Executive Assistant: Mike Godbe

Contributing Editors: Gil Anidjar, Bradley Shavit Artson, Michael Bader, David Biale, Paul Buhle, Arnold Eisen, Roger S. Gottlieb, Josh Healey, Mark LeVine, Shaul Magid, Ruth Messinger, Ben Naperstek, Or Rose, and Stephen Zunes.

Interns and Editorial Assistants: Zena Daniela Andreani, Martha Woolverton, and Sandra Yolles (editorial); Antoinette Siu (web); Laura Beckman, Sayaka Merriam, and Natalie Rogers (art); David Ehrens, Christina Honde, Nancy Kleban, Sara Roffino, and Siddarth Sehgal (archive); and Meghan Foley, Dylan Kaufman, and Robert Zeuner (political and NSP organizing).

 
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