Murray Polner: The Cold War gave birth to the deceptive Domino Theory, which identified anyone on the Left as Moscow’s puppets, a fiction which was accepted as the holy writ by most Americans at home and abroad.
Murray Polner: Despite several trials, a presidential commission, articles galore, a flood of books and protests, and the creation of a splendid archive, the May 4th Collection at the KSU Library, no one was ever seriously punished but for the imposition of a very small fine.
Murray Polner: Paralyzed by the passivity and gullibility of the mass media and the absence of skepticism among most of the Imperial City’s subsidized Think Tanks and Congress, Trump surely recognized he could then forge ahead with his imitation of TR’s “Splendid Little War.”
Murray Polner: Now that Putin’s Russia is habitually denounced for “meddling” in the 2016 election so many others intrusions, military and otherwise, are conveniently overlooked—”meddling” in countries such as Italy, Iran, Guatemala, Congo, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Libya, Ukraine, etc. Have I missed any?
The first thing my wife and I realized was that it was hard not knowing how to express our liberal racial views in a Southern community.
Murray Polner: Talk about diplomacy, deterrence, even living side by side a nuclear-armed North, is rarely if ever heard from the Democrats and their long list of wannabe candidates for the White House and Congress.
Murray Polner: I wondered how we can determine whether some Russian-paid ads on Facebook had influenced enough white working class voters to mark their ballots for the plutocrat Trump.
Murray Polner: The real question for amnesiac, distracted Americans, is whether any American President, now or in the future, can be stopped or delayed even though he or she has the sole right to decide when and if to start a nuclear war.
All that I ask is that, in the midst of a murderous world, we agree to reflect on murder and to make a choice.’ – Albert Camus, 1948 ilton Viorst’s probing and relevant “Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal” (St. Martin’s Press) will not be appreciated by our obedient American Israel lobby and the […]
Murray Polner: And now it’s time for Kim Jong-un and his feral twin Donald Trump, two allegedly tough guys threatening millions of us, sounding much like end-times lunacy.
Murray Polner: When the Vietnam Memorial was dedicated and became a sacred shrine to the dead, no one in political authority who had helped dream up this colossal bloodletting were ever held legally accountable.
Murray Polner: I was born in Brooklyn. When I entered my early teenage years little mattered but baseball, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Ebbets Field
Murray Polner: McGovern’s long-term legacy is that the party which rejected his views needs an alternative approach to war and peace and not another Hillary trying to show they’re tougher than the Republicans.