Volume II                                        July 24, 2006                                     Number 26
HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
A Political, Social, Literary Journal
Politics

10 Days into the War but
100 Years into the Conflict:
Some Tentative Answers and Unanswerable Questions
James Adler
In the short term: this would all seem to be Hezbollah's and Hamas' fault, and...

Harvard Square Observer:
Middle East Mayhem
Ernest Cassara
Last week I suggested that I would not comment on Israel’s campaign in Lebanon, since the situation was in media res. Well...

The One Percent Doctrine
Lawrence Velvel
Ron Suskind’s The One Percent Doctrine is not a good book.  It’s a Washington book.  There’s a big difference...

Potpourri
• President Bush’s Theological
   Concern for Life
• Terrorists Abound!
• The Dead of Lebanon
• Israel’s “Christian” Supporters

Implication for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Up To Date Education
• Ostracism
• What's Bound to Happen
• Moralistic Obsessions
• Dangers, Genuine and Concocted
Everything Else

In Vermont:
Two Special Bookshops
John Turner
• Bear Pond Books
• The Country Bookshop

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of an Arabic Proverb, W.T.Sherman, H.Thurman, K.Kraus, and D.D.Eisenhower

Chuckle of the Week
A jealous husband hired a private detective to check on the movements of his wife...

Site of the Week:
one read paperclip
My name is Kyle MacDonald and I traded one red paperclip for a house...

From the Video Shop:
The Hanging Gale
Neil Turner
The Hanging Gale is another excellent example of a made for television mini-series. Its subject is the devastation to one family resulting from the Irish potato famine of the mid 1800's ...


Editor's Panel

From the Editor
John Turner
I’ve been in the nation's capital for the past few days. The heat and congestion leave me wondering...

From Liberty Street:
Timing
John Turner
When I was in the third grade in Decatur, Georgia, our teacher told us a story about James Oglethorpe...

Comments Upon Articles
• Re: War Fever and a Fable:
   The Swiss in the Middle of
   Bangladesh (7/17)
• Re: Harvard Square Observer
   Olmert: The “Crazy Landlord”
   (7/17)



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John Turner
Mananging Editor


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