Ken Belford: A Personal and Literary Reminiscence

By John Harris | April 3, 2020

John Harris remembers poet Ken Belford.

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Once in Europa: What do the 2019 EU election results mean?

By Stan Persky | June 3, 2019

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

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Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | May 20, 2019

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

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Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

By Stan Persky | April 14, 2019

POTUS takes a snooze.

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Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | January 31, 2019

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

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After the Asshole Apocalypse

By Daniel Gawthrop | August 27, 2018

How to keep thinking and acting during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

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Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | August 7, 2018

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

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Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

By Stan Persky | March 8, 2018

In Italy, La Dolce Vita turns sour; in Germany, “stability” is still in fashion; in Switzerland, yodel-oh.

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Letter from Berlin: “Mutti” Merkel in the Middle

By Stan Persky | September 29, 2017

German chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, the Far Right won seats in Parliament for the first time since Hitler. Dooney’s is on-site to read the tea-leaves.

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Xenophobic nationalism: Myanmar’s curse

By Daniel Gawthrop | September 25, 2017

Dan Gawthrop on genocide-in-progress. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

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