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Health Care Versus Wealth Care: Investors with a Conscience Should Divest from Health Insurance Companies
Who can defend health insurance companies? There is no business case, no health care case, no moral case to support their ongoing existence. They make their profits by avoiding taking care of sick people — by refusing to issue policies, canceling policies, or denying payment. The health insurance industry must go.
Letters to the editor from the Summer 2011 issue of Tikkun.
Spring 2011 Table of Contents
Volume 26, Issue 2
Letters to the Editor
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?
Just as the state should never criminalize abortion, it should never criminalize circumcision.
A real spur to the peace process would be the hope that might emerge from Palestinian membership in the UN. Let us embrace this path and bring that hope into the world!
by Richard Rohr
by Menachem Kallus
by Shachar M. Pinsker
by Timothy Morton
The founding mothers of the Women’s Liberation Movement were socialists. We were activists who came from committees against the war in Vietnam. We believed that since we were at the bottom of the wage scale, if we demanded an equal chance for all women, we would rise and bring everyone with us to create an America with full equality for all. Instead, we helped to create near equality for women within a system of ever greater class inequality. A new kind of movement is clearly needed to re-energize our struggles for equality and for a society that values the happiness of all over the power or profits of a few.
The United States of America is the biggest and worst terrorist nation of the world. And most Americans approve enthusiastically. Those two statements need careful corroboration. They need a careful reading of history.
by Richard Zimler, Howard Jacobson, Amos Oz
Volume 26, Issue 3
Letters to the Editor
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.
There’s no accounting for the chemistry of friendship. Sometimes it’s the shared experience of being young together, or military service, or a function of family — the coincidence of neighborhood or parenthood. So I was unprepared for my friendship with Dr. Norman Wall, which began when the retired cardiologist was in his mid-nineties, more than thirty years my senior. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been surprised.