Volume III                                 April 2, 2007                                   Number 14
HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
A Political, Social, Literary Journal
Politics

Reflections on "Fact and Passion: A Case for Israel"
and a Passover Rumination
James Adler
...One thing I was -- and have all along been -- trying to do is to dig down into the barest bones of this conflict...

Harvard Square Observer:
The Last Day of Skiing
...It is at this time of year that my mind tends to recreate in memory my year as interim Director of Albert Schweitzer College..

Discrimination and Disagreement:
A Crucial Distinction
Susan Jacoby
"Does discrimination against Catholics still exist in this country today?" was a recent question posed in "On Faith," a blog published by the Washington Post and Newsweek...

Birmingham And Baghdad; The South In 1963 And The United States in 2007; African Americans And Iraqis
Lawrence Velvel
I shall once again quote a long passage from The Race Beat, by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff...

Potpourri
• A Childish Tiff
• Ann Coulter
• Israel’s Latest Excuse
• Now, a Further Indignity
• Not Rumsfeld’s Fault

Implication for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Actual Values
• Masculinity
• The Greatest Damage
• Repetition
• What Gentlemen Understand
Everything Else

Trivia Quiz
We know that the readers of the Harvard Square Commentary are a highly intelligent lot. Care to test your knowledge on a little trivia? ...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of History

Chuckle of the Week
New Regulations in the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle's 2006 
Handbook...

Site of the Week:
Forest Stewardship Council
Because forests matter

From the Video Shop:
The Pursuit of Happyness
...The story is of the real Chris Gardner who overcame great obstacles in order to become a successful multi-millionaire...


Editor's Panel

From the Editor
In his review of Gothica, the film critic Roger Ebert says: "The sainted Pauline Kael taught us: The movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we might as well stop going."...

From Liberty Street:
The Nature of Spells
Daniel C. Dennett is a philosopher of science who has written a number of best sellers about evolution and human consciousness...

From Sanitas: A Lexicon for the 21st Century
Definitions you will not find in the normal dictionary...





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Founding Editor

John Turner
Managing Editor

Neil Turner
Technical Editor





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