Do NOT Respond to this Email

Request For Urgent Political Intervention Dear American Citizen, First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and “top secret.” Many authorities in the current regime of my home country would seek to persecute me if they were to discover this. I am … Continue reading “Do NOT Respond to this Email”

No Peace, No Freedom

p>Max Weber must be smiling today, as his much-contested thesis on the Protestant Work Ethic is proved once again in the arguments of those who support a generalized American war against the Islamic world – as opposed to a careful, ongoing hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorists. In pointing to the political and economic backwardness of the … Continue reading “No Peace, No Freedom”

Divide and Scamper

Sometimes it feels lousy to be right. Watching the Bush Administration scramble for an exit strategy from Iraq is cold comfort to those of us who warned America against blundering in. For the sake of our troops, I would have preferred it had the daydreams of the neoconservative hawks come true—if U.S. soldiers had been … Continue reading “Divide and Scamper”

New York to Build ‘Dark Tower of Barad-dur’ on WTC Site

New York, N.Y., Feb. 1 – At a press conference held today near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined New York Governor George Pataki, Attorney General John Ashcroft and other civic leaders to announce the final building design selected to stand on the site of the former World Trade … Continue reading “New York to Build ‘Dark Tower of Barad-dur’ on WTC Site”