Volume II                                 October 9, 2006                              Number 37
HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
A Political, Social, Literary Journal
Politics

Harvard Square Observer:
The U.S. That Was
Ernest Cassara
On the same day that the mail brought a copy of Jane Jacobs’ famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities...

Moral Meltdown
Lawrence Velvel
Since this [Vevel's] blog began in 2004, it has been among the first spaces to discuss, has sometimes been the first space to discuss...

Potpourri
• How Not to Run a Campaign
• Ex-Representative Mark Foley
   & Alcohol
• President Bush and Democracy
• Republican Verbal Sleight of Hand
• Darfur and the Sudan Government
• The Press and Palestine
• Jack Straw and the Veil
• This Just In

Implication for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Connection
• Throwaway
• The Codes That Rule Us
• The Importance of Remembering
• Challenges
Everything Else

In Boston:
John Adams Unbound
Warren Seamans
There is an extremely interesting and relevant exhibit currently at the BPL...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of J.Cousteau, E.B.White, and S.Plath

Chuckle of the Week
From the want ads...

Site of the Week: Quackwatch
Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions

From the Video Shop:
Thank You for Smoking
Neil Turner
This movie turned out to be a very pleasant surprise as I was expecting your run-of-the-mill comedy...


Editor's Panel

From the Editor
John Turner
I've heard a number of commentators say lately that the American people are getting really weary of relentless scandals and foul-ups delivered to them by the current political system...

From Liberty Street:
Purposeful Innocence
John Turner
Wading through Bob Woodward's State of Denial has forced me to ask myself whether it has caused me to alter my thinking about George Bush and his administration...



Ernest Cassara
Founding Editor

John Turner
Mananging Editor


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