Volume IV                                 January 7, 2008                                Number 1
A Political, Social, Literary Journal

From Lawrence Velvel
Halberstam And History
It is often remarked that Korea is a war about which most of us know little or nothing. It is called a black hole by the late David Halberstam in his recent book about it...

Implication for the Long Run
Developments Last Week
Stomach Turning
Political Meaning
Obaman Rhetoric
Actual Versus Ostensible
Presidential Pizzaz
Everything Else

From John R. Guthrie
Faith-Based Mutual
A Short Story with the Author's Tongue Placed Firmly in Cheek

From the Video Shop
The Best Two Years
This is one of a number of Mormon-themed films produced by HaleStorm Entertainment, but don't be put off by that...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of Peace
From the minds of Emerson, Gide, Buddha, Dalai Lama, Ikeda, King, and Eisenhower

Chuckle of the Week
Dear All:
My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year...

Site of the Week
Global Incident Map
If you really want to feed your neuroses, check out this site.

Editor's Panel

From the Editor
On a new web site called "bigthink.com" I saw Robert Thurman, professor of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, explain that ...

From Liberty Street
Which Side?
There is in America a big debate -- one I have no desire to enter -- over whether the United States is a beacon of light, liberty, and hope or whether it has moved over to the dark side...

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

From Our Readers
Comments and
Links to Other Articles
Re: H.S. Observer (12/31/07)
Universal flu jab works in people

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