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Andy Dunn: EvilDoers & DoGooders 2: The Concrete & Abstract

Much thanks for the response Peeperkorn. I’m afraid I’m only getting a glimpse of what you’re conveying about values, though; I’d need the specific example. My academic knowledge on the moral dualism subject is limited–I’ve read about it sporadically and thought about it more than a bit. Now, I’m going to jump in over my Read more…

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David Peterson: “No Freedom from Fear”

Gee. I wonder whether it’s purely an accident of history that Washington “feels more and more like a fortress these days”? And in what, exactly, this “whole terrorist atmosphere” has its origins? In the “armed guerrillas” of Baghdad and Najaf, perhaps? Not to mention the “gangs of roving nihilist terrorists” (Christopher Hitchens’ phrase) who slip Read more…

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David Peterson: The Captive British Mind

Question: Do you possess, or have your ever possessed, information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing to commit an act of terrorism, including (though by no means limited to) a “plot to commit murder and to cause mayhem with chemicals, radioactive materials, toxic gases or explosives” (here lifting a line from Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Political Vision for the Good Society

For those interested in developing vision and strategy, exploring where we want to go as social movements, and how to get there, I thought you may be interested in an interview the Vancouver Parecon Collective did with Z commentator Stephen Shalom.We spoke to Stephen about his political vision “ParPolity: Political Vision for the Good Society”, Read more…

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David Peterson: Initiatives to Make America Safer

“Worldwide, more than 3,000 operatives have been incapacitated.” —-“Waging the War on Terror,” U.S. Department of Justice

Andy Dunn: EvilDoers & DoGooders 1: Star Wars

This foreword is a warning… My second blog is longer and less topical than a blog ought be, but at least I deal neatly with the entire concept of Good & Evil Years ago, I mentioned Star Wars to my young nephews and niece and was shocked that they’d never heard of the most famous Read more…

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David Peterson: Swift Boat Veterans For Truth

Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times (Aug. 17) published a very long (around 3500 words), page-one analysis of the television ad that has been running in at least three “key battleground states” this election cycle, “calling into question [the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate John F. Kerry’s] character, credibility and a central tenet of his campaign—that his combat Read more…

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Brian Dominick: More Make-Believe Terrorism

The federal government is either astonishingly incompetent when it comes to prosecuting terror cases in the US, or it the Ashcroft Justice Department simply doesn’t care because it’s always the allegation headlines that make the front pages while the retractions are relegated to the depths of Section A, if that… On August 6th, the New Read more…

Andy Dunn: Intro… & bio

My first blog… I feel all bloggy inside. Actually, I once spent a full six months of unemployment ranting on various forums so regularly it seemed like blogging. Pre-historic blogging I guess. I mostly inhabited the listener forum at NPR (National Petroleum Radio), where I flamed the hawks and so-called moderates and put forth my Read more…

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David Peterson: The Captive New York Times

The New York Times published a bona fide gem today: “Rounding Up Qaeda Suspects: New Cooperation, New Tensions, New Questions,” it was called. (For a copy, see below.) Unfortunately for the Times, this lengthy article (upwards of 2500 words) glistens for all the wrong reasons. For those of you who followed the Times‘s much-celebrated “mea Read more…

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