Two Sides of Political Correctness

Political Correctness Today

Steve Hoschstadt: In my lifetime, our publicly acceptable speech has shifted away from open and frequent use of nasty words about nearly everyone except white Anglo-Saxon men.

Timeless Relevance: “Turn, Turn, Turn” at 50

Achieving Social Change

Frank Fear: The “me-first,” self-absorbed ethic is a well-developed social pathology. America, the patient, is in triage. It will take incredible energy and effort—undertaken with wise, strategic, and ingenious intent—to accomplish the “turn” this country so desperately needs.

Terrorism, Patriotism, War, and Cultural Identity

Terrorism Patriotism War

Walter Moss: In Moral Imagination’s dozen essays David Bromwich focuses on important topics: terrorism and war, patriotism, cultural identity, 9/11, the American character, Abraham Lincoln, Edward Snowden and the decline of privacy, and the arrogance of U.S. foreign policy as demonstrated by Dick Cheney and others.

Time for a Day of National Protest

Day of National Protest

Michael T. Hertz: I would personally love to use the title, “American Spring,” because it harkens to the “Arab Spring” of 2012. But the failure of the right-wing version maybe tells us that a different title should be chosen. How about “Take Back Our Country!” or “Bring Back Democracy.”

The Disease of American Democracy

Broken Democracy

Robert Reich: The monied interests are doing what they do best – making money. The rest of us need to do what we can do best – use our voices, our vigor, and our votes.

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Steve Hochstadt: My daughter Mae got married this weekend. That gave me a special status as father of the bride. But exactly what that means is not so clear.

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