Day: May 4, 2017

Slavehood 2017

Slavehood 2017

May 4, 2017
When in the 18th and 19th Century African slaves did not ’behave’, they were cruelly beaten sometimes to death as a deterrent for others. They were deprived of food for their families. Their women wer…
Trump’s Fragile Grasp of History

Trump’s Fragile Grasp of History

May 4, 2017
Gene Tunney, the champion prizefighter of the 1920s, wanted to promote an image of himself as a great intellectual. Trying to prove it, he always carried in his pocket a copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets.…
Islamophobia Redux in Myanmar

Islamophobia Redux in Myanmar

May 4, 2017
The April 28 forced closure of two madrassas in downtown Yangon by a mob of ultra-nationalist protestors backed by Buddhist monks was the latest indication that anti-Muslim vehemence is still a virule…
American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking

American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking

May 4, 2017
Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican pre…