The Coronavirus Pandemic, Like Other Global Catastrophes, Reveals the Limitations of Nationalism

“We live with a profound paradox. Our lives are powerfully affected by worldwide economic, communications, transportation, food supply, and entertainment systems…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Citizens for Global Solutions, History News Network, Daily Koss, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, War is a Crime, History News Network, Emmitsburg News-Journal, Dissident Voice,Art Voice, Kractivism, Reader Support News, Westside Gazette, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Brewminate
Date: April 5,6,7,8,2020
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Could the climate crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

“On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to “the good news of damnation” under the assumption that only the fear of perpetual hellfire would motivate moral behavior…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, History News Network, Bainbridge Island Review, War is a Crime, Daily Koss, Reader Supported News, Dissident Voice, Z Net, The Russophile, The Chronicle, LA Progressive, Sentinel News
Date: January 29,2020
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Football Is My Guilty Pleasure

“As a man who prides himself on eschewing violent, hyper-masculine pastimes, I still find it very difficult to give up watching professional football, especially once the playoffs begin…”

Matthew Johnson
Published in: The Good Men Project, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Pagosa Daily Post, The Valley Chronicle, The Afro American, Tri Country Sentry, Sierra County Prospect, The Good Men Project, Sentinel News, The Red & Black
Date: January 20,24,25,28,2019
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The button, the wall and the myth of nations

““Mr. Kim may be partly motivated by an intense need to roll back sanctions that, by all accounts, have begun to bite.” Whoa and ouch. This was my wakeup paragraph…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Tribune Content Agency, Common Wonders Blog, IslamiCity, Counterpunch, Truthout, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, The Smirking Chimp
Date: January 4,5,10,2018
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