Stock Photo by ©kikkerdirk 73977253 Here's my response to someone who had some nice things to say about a recent essay of mine published by University World News and republished by CounterPunch. (Unabridged version here.) Interestingly, and not surprisingly, I guess, I've received some pushback from intelligent people who are 'peaceniks' under normal circumstances but now find themselves … Continue reading Their Madeleine Albright Moment
A Call for Universal Empathy: We Are “The Other”￼
Here's my latest essay for University World News. Below is an unedited version, including quotes that do not appear in the published version. Image: iStock While I was deeply gratified and moved to see the outpouring of support for Ukraine and its people on various social media channels in response to the Russian invasion, I … Continue reading A Call for Universal Empathy: We Are “The Other”￼
Fulbright University Vietnam & Free Speech: “Do As We Say, Not As We Do”
hy·poc·ri·sy həˈpäkrəsē/ noun noun: hypocrisy; plural noun: hypocrisies the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense. This is a concept to which US Americans, including and perhaps especially those who represent the US government and affiliated institutions, pay lip service. Presumably, this also … Continue reading Fulbright University Vietnam & Free Speech: “Do As We Say, Not As We Do”
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