Tag Archives: Joe Scarry

SOUTH CHINA SEA FACE OFF: Does this make ANY sense?

by Joe Scarry I pick up a Chinese language newspaper at the corner store in my Berkeley neighborhood every day, and almost every day there is an article about: (a) US Navy activities challenging Chinese positions in the South China … Continue reading

Posted in China | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Maybe We DO Have the Authority to Stop War

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

Posted in The Left's Challenge, The New Peace Movement, The Right's Challange | Tagged | Leave a comment

Maya Lin: Separating Grief from Glory

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

Posted in American Military Culture, The Left's Challenge, The New Peace Movement, The Right's Challange | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Does Society “Decide” to Engage in War?

by Joe Scarry I think if you asked most people, they would say that (a) war is deeply ingrained in society; and (b) society over and over again decides to engage in war. There is a growing discourse around point … Continue reading

Posted in American Military Culture, World War III | Tagged | Leave a comment

An Antiwar Thought Experiment: Swing the Swing States?

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

Posted in American Military Culture, The Left's Challenge, The New Peace Movement, The Right's Challange, World War III | Tagged | Leave a comment

In 2016, Walk the Talk: “Anti-Islamophobia.” (You can do it.)

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

Posted in The Left's Challenge, The New Peace Movement, The Right's Challange | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Drones: We Need Debate, Not Sound Bites

by Joe Scarry It’s an election year in the US. National security is becoming a top issue. Everyone’s talking about ISIS, and terrorism. The evolving US militarism is bubbling just below the surface. Okay: let’s put the question on the … Continue reading

Posted in American Military Culture, The New Peace Movement | Tagged , , | Leave a comment