Monthly Archives: January 2020

Es waren nicht Hitler oder Himmler, die mich verschleppt, geschlagen und meine Familie erschossen haben. Es waren der Schuster, der Milchmann, der Nachbar, die eine Uniform bekamen und dann glaubten, sie seien die Herrenrasse. —Karl Stoika, Auschwitzüberlebender

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Parkfriedhof Marzahn

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“This is not who we are.”

This claim seems to me increasingly psychotic. “What you see before you is not reality: believe what I tell you of the myths I grew up with, not the empirical evidence you see before you.” I have heard the line … Continue reading

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Containment

Congressman Adam Schiff: Most critically, the military aid we provide Ukraine helps to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond. America has an abiding interest in stemming Russian expansionism, and resisting any nation’s efforts to remake the … Continue reading

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Joseph Stiglitz: One reason for declining life expectancy in America is what Anne Case and Nobel laureate economist Angus Deaton call deaths of despair, caused by alcohol, drug overdoses, and suicide. In 2017 (the most recent year for which good data are … Continue reading

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Beyond Vietnam

Martin Luther King, April 4, 1967: Now, it should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war. If America’s soul becomes totally poisoned, part of … Continue reading

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And when there is no armistice?

The Conscientious Objector The gates clanged and they walked you into jail More tense than felons but relieved to find The hostile world shut out, the flags that dripped From every mother’s windowpane, obscene The bloodlust sweating from the public … Continue reading

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Expat

Wikipedia: An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person residing in a country other than their native country.[1] In common usage, the term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside their home country, either independently or sent abroad by their employers, … Continue reading

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Dreams

Rebecca Solnit on Elizabeth Warren: My dream candidate would’ve been a woman of color with all these qualities, and my dreamiest dream candidate would be a woman of color with Medusa hair who could turn the entire Republican Senate to … Continue reading

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