Category Archives: The Left’s Challenge
[Editor’s note: Mathematician and philosopher Hilary Putnam died last month. Dr. Putnam was an open critic of the Vietnam war. His fields of knowledge so wide ranging and eclectic, they deserve an obituary equally so. Below is Alan Gilbert’s essay … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry After J.M.W. Turner, Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish (Sketch by Joe Scarry) Cleaning house, I found this sketch I made at the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s a Turner painting of a roiling sea. I … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry Maya Lin’s Design Sketch for Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981. (More images here.) The post I intended to write was a riff on something I read in The Concise Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry There’s no time like the present — i.e. as the US stares down the throat of a possible Trump presidency — to tee up an electoral thought experiment. Now I understand antiwar people have totally lost faith … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry December 6, 2015 — This week, American Jews are participating in a series of nationally coordinated actions against Islamophobia and racism to mark the eight days of Chanukah with a rekindling of their commitment to justice. (See … Continue reading
by Joe Scarry I was shocked by this sentence in The New York Times four years ago: “The Pentagon has now told the public, for the first time, precisely how many nuclear weapons the United States has in its arsenal: 5,113. … Continue reading
Tommy Raskin interviews Ralph Nader about American militarism and antiwar politics. The Center for Study of Responsive Law created this video in affiliation with the Amherst Political Union.