A Political, Social, Literary Journal

Harvard Square Observer:
My Name is Rachel Corrie
Ernest Cassara
On the 16th of March, My Better Half and I were among an overflow crowd at the Parish House of the First Parish (Unitarian Universalist) in Harvard Square, where  Jewish, Christian, and Humanist groups observed the third anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie...

A New Party for America?
Lawrence Velvel
This blog will be one of the longer ones ever posted here. For it deals with a subject that this writer has been ruminating about for a while, and about which some people have asked me of late...

• No Place to Hide
• The Price of Conversion
• The Territorial Imperative
• Reading Ulysses

Significance for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Talks With Iran
• Naivete Democratic Leaders
• Paul Bremer's Reign
• Must-Read New Yorker Article
• Outrageous Statements
Everything Else

Poetry Musings
Tom Absher
This is another poem from my time as an orderly at the hospital in Boston.  My alternative service to he draft turned out to be a powerful philosophical and spiritual time for me...

Chuckle of the Week:
Disastrous Meal
A newly-married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in floods of tears...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of Gandhi, Camus, and Adler

From the Video Shop:
Paradise Now
Neil Turner
After reading Ernest Cassara's Harvard Square Observer  for this week, I decided to add my review of Paradise Now  to this week's HSC...

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Volume II                                         March 27, 2006                                      Number 10
Editor's Panel

From the Editor
The rush of public events is so great it can numb the mind. This past week I began to feel like a political zombie, and in seeking relief -- or maybe a return to humanity...

From Liberty Street: Manliness
Harvey C. Mansfield, said by some to be the only conservative professor of government at Harvard, has written a book called Manliness, which isn't getting very good notices. Publishers Weekly, for example, said of it, "Mansfield set out to write a provocative book, but ended up penning a juvenile screed."...

Letter to the Editor
So….Russ Feingold stood up on the Senate floor the other day and...

Ernest Cassara
Founding Editor

John Turner
Mananging Editor

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