Volume III                               December 31, 2007                            Number 53
A Political, Social, Literary Journal

From James Adler:
Wanting Israel to be Raped and…
On the same day and page last week that the online Jerusalem Post reported that Ha'aretz Daily's Editor-in-Chief said to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that...

Harvard Square Observer:
Contentious Readers
Anyone who writes commentaries for a living - or, in the present instance, in retirement - has learned that he/she is bound, from time to time, to rub a reader the wrong way...

From Jerome Richard:
We Should Live So Long
Hey, we're number 42!  That's where the United States ranks in regards to life expectancy according to...

Implication for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Revealing Thoughts
• Dialing Back
• Happy Living
• Hubris
• Experience
• Business As Usual
• Taking Charge
Everything Else

From John R. Guthrie:
Thoughts at a Graduation
A powerhouse version of Pomp and Circumstance reverberated through the coliseum as the chancellor...

From the Video Shop:
December Boys
December Boys is an overly sentimental and cliché ridden tale, but it has a special something that makes it work...

Wisdom from Polonius:
Thoughts of the New Year
From the minds of Nash, Stanhope, Auden, and Mankiewicz 

Chuckle of the Week:
Three women, two younger, and one senior citizen, were sitting naked in a sauna...

Site of the Week:
In 2007

Editor's Panel

From the Editor
I have no New Year's Resolutions to report nor do I have a summary of what 2007 meant in the annals of the years...

From Liberty Street:
The Right Order
As far as I can tell here on this final day of 2007, there are three value systems contending for what might be called, loosely, the American soul...

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

From Our Readers:
Link to Other Articles
• Iraq 'torture complex' discovered
• Priests scuffle at Church
   of Nativity

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