HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
A Political, Social, Literary Journal
Politics

Berkeley Revisited
Jerome Richard
On the steps in front of Sproul Hall on the University of California’s Berkeley campus a small plaque proclaims: “Mario Savio Steps – Dedicated 1997.”  It is unusual to dedicate a stairway...

Harvard Square Observer:
Democracy & Hypocrisy
Ernest Cassara
Our government is all in favor of democracy.  Indeed, it is sacrificing the lives of many of our fellow citizens...

A Leading Historian's
Take on 9/11
Lawrence Velvel
There was a brilliant op/ed column titled "Finding a Place for 9/11 in American History"  by Joseph Ellis...

Potpourri
...objectionable representation of the prophet Mohammad... / ...cancelling The Book of Daniel... / ...CNN replaced our favorite Aaron Brown...

Significance for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
...unrestrained government surveillance of private lives... / ...political satire... / ...is the president of the United States incompetent... / ...the joint chiefs of staff don't like... / ...the press has been lackadaisical...
Everything Else

Poetry Musings
Tom Absher
The Ring of Brodgar
                                 - for Dan Noel

Chuckle of the Week
Nice Dog
A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of E.Roosevelt, H.Hoover, F.Hurst, and J.Weinstein

Now Showing: Syriana
Syriana is reputed to be a confusing movie. That's not an accurate reputation...

From the Video Shop:
Lord of War
Neil Turner
The rise to power of an international arms dealer is the subject of...

Last Week in TV Land
Medium / the State of the Union Address / The Door in the Floor / Without A Trace / Stargate SG1

Volume II                                        February 6, 2006                                     Number 3
Editor's Panel

From the Editor
Launching a frail journalistic vessel each week into the ocean of the internet is...

From Liberty Street:
The Cult of the Presidency
...those who oppose President Bush are exhibiting manifestations of paranoid neurosis...

Letter to the Editor
...a battle between Fundamentalists...






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