The Anger of a Happy Warrior

By Stan Persky | April 4, 2023

U.S. socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont lays out his ideas for how to thnk about and remedy the injustices of America’s extreme capitalist system in his new book, “It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism.” The 81-year-old political activist remains engaged and even iconic as he counsels anger at the powers-that-be and assures readers it’s okay to be angry. Stan Persky thinks it’s a compelling argument.

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The Sussex Variations, or Two Boars (Ch. 6): Intelligence, Personality, Personhood, Being, and some genuine Woo-Woo

By Brian Fawcett | April 2, 2023

On a Sussex pig farm in 1963, Brian Fawcett is thinking about the intelligence of pigs, dogs, humans, and nuclear missiles.

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By Mikhail Iossel | March 29, 2023

Mikhail Iossel is on the Red Arrow night express train from Moscow to Leningrad on January 9, 1986, when he meets a fellow traveler with two bottles of brandy and a box of chocolates. It’s a journey that can be told in a sentence.

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National Hockey League Pride Nights: Not Everyone on the Ice is a Dinosaur

By Daniel Gawthrop | March 28, 2023

Cutting Edges left-winger (and author) Dan Gawthrop joins Pittsburgh Penguins exec Brian Burke in backing Hockey Pride Nights, as Canada’s national sport leaves behind the age of the social dinosaurs.

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The Sussex Variations, or Two Boars (Ch. 5): Courage, Bravado, or Daring

By Brian Fawcett | March 26, 2023

In Ch. 5 of Brian Fawcett’s “Sussex Variations,” there’s courage, war, character and a dying boar.

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Scribbles from Italy: Intelligence

By Vian Andrews | March 24, 2023

Vian Andrews is out in the olive orchards, clearing brush from under the trees and thinking about ChatGPT and the future of artificial and other kinds of intelligence. The latest passage from Andrews’ journal about life in the Umbrian countryside, “Scribbles from Italy.”

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Reality Hunger: A Manifesto / b / mimesis

By David Shields | March 24, 2023

A tour through the history of writing. From David Shields’ 2010 manifesto, “Reality Hunger.” Time for a second look.

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The Sussex Variations, or Two Boars (Ch. 4): Concentration, and Testicles

By Brian Fawcett | March 19, 2023

Brian Fawcett learns about the gory details of life on the farm. Ch. 4 of “The Sussex Variations.”

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From the Archives: 20 Years Ago, in 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq. Here’s what Dooney’s said about the imperial “punitive expedition.”

By Stan Persky | March 18, 2023

From the Archives: Twenty years ago, the U.S. invaded Iraq. Here’s what Dooney’s said two decades ago about the American imperial “punitive expedition,” as it rolled across Iraq.

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The Sussex Variations, or Two Boars (Ch. 3): Females and Males

By Brian Fawcett | March 13, 2023

Brian Fawcett learns about males and females, both human and porcine, on a pig farm in Sussex, England in the early 1960s.

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