As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag
I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.
At a September 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Summit world leaders adopted a series of goals including the promise
In 1946, when I was a year old, my father hung up his Navy uniform and joined the U.S. Foreign Service. He could have returned to a well-paid position at Borden Cheese, but he wanted to continue serving his country after World War II.
Americans should follow the British in reconsidering the wisdom of living under a centralized Leviathan in a distant capital, that is, Washington.
Education Imperialism in Africa Turns Nasty - Uganda Police Harass Researcher Investigating Schools with Ties to Gates, Zuckerberg, and Pearson
Bridge International Academies is also one of those companies that play dirty. Educational International (EI) just reported
Instead of seeking justice for Harambe, or improving zoo policies or exhibit design, we should first ask what, precisely, are we conserving in zoos? In my view, we are perpetuating an outmoded worldview rooted in colonialism.
As someone who witnessed first-hand the brutal U.S.-sponsored Contra War against Nicaragua, I will not sit idly by as my government, with the aid of the OAS, again attempts to quash popular governments in Latin America.
Sunday, April 24, is the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the start of revolutionary activity that finally secured independence for Ireland.
With our former hegemons in precipitous decline I am often reminded of Aesop's inquisitive fox, who visits an old lion one day as he lies enfeebled amidst the cold shadows of his cave. Presumably the story had as much to say to us in the early 1900s with the slow shrinking of the Pax Britannica as it does today as our vexed Pax Americana gradually hits the dust.
Popular culture is another story with no Fagen references in films or TV shows. Nonetheless, Christopher T. Wood, an actor
I hear that the French are not only getting rid of a lot of words but also simplifying even more--a shock to most native speakers. But what is even more shocking is the decision to get rid of the circumflex, which is a hold-over from ancient conventions of spelling that are no longer relevant.
Seeing very large historical events being reduced to smallish news stories, some no bigger than a small-town doctor obituary, is always a humbling experience. The great and grand problem or problems that consumed your era that everyone worried about may very well end up only being a very small story in the annals of history.
Timor-Leste's Motocross daredevils gearing up to entertain the workers and townspeople while practicing for Saturday's big