HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
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Harvard Square Observer:
Democracy and Capitalism
Ernest Cassara
For some time now, I have been meaning to put pen to paper on the subject of how our leaders confuse democracy with our particular economic system...

James Risen's State of War
Lawrence Velvel
James Risen is one of The New York Times’ major writers on intelligence matters and related subjects. His new book on such topics is...

Potpourri
• The United Arab Emirates & U.S. Ports
• Olympic Nationalism
• They Thought They Were Free!
• The TV Ad Conspiracy
• Air Force Evangelicals
• The Senior Drug Benefit Explained
• Abu Ghraib Redux
• Dick Cheney
• A Constitution for Iraq
• Ten Commandments

Significance for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• George Will tries to be funny
• Justice Antonin Scalia spoke
• Crunchy Cons
• Hubbub over foreign ownership
• War is a matter of spending lives
Everything Else

Poetry Musings
Tom Absher
When I was a small boy I spent a lot of time feeling I was invisible and pretending I was invisible...

Chuckle of the Week
Two conversations between husbands and wives

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of A.Bierce, U.Sinclair, and R.Hegstad

Now Showing:
Good Night and Good Luck
George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck,  the story of the Edward R. Murrow team at CBS during the McCarthy era, is deliberately underwhelming...

From the Video Shop - -
A Classic: Mrs. Miniver
Neil Turner
This classic film recently released on DVD is probably the best know of all the propaganda films disguised as a "regular movie" of the WWII era...

Last Week in TV Land
Comments upon Desperate Housewives, 24, The Upside of Anger, Criminal Minds, Dancing With the Stars, and Stargate Atlantis
Volume II                                        February 27, 2006                                     Number 6
Editor's Panel

From the Editor
The HSC  is being posted a few hours later than usual this week, which may not be an altogether bad thing...

From Liberty Street:
An Ancient Delusion
The Abramoff scandals have raised yet again the hoary notion that if we could get corruption out of politics we could have good government...

Conversation in Vermont
The Samuel Johnson Society of Vermont met on Tuesday, February 21st to discuss John Carey's What Good Are the Arts? ...


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