| Friday July 5, 2019 at 11:48 AM PDT
On this Fourth of July, Americans are polarized even on the merits of the nation’s Independence.
| Friday July 6, 2018 at 8:24 AM PDT
Apparently, Thomas Jefferson wrote something that Facebook finds offensive.
Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Friday July 1, 2016 at 1:26 PM PDT
Independence Day in the United States is a good time to reflect on independence movements elsewhere. Before there was Zimbabwe, there was Rhodesia, where a white minority government oppressed blacks and “colored” (mixed race) people using force and apartheid-style policies. In the 1970’s, the last decade of the country’s War of Independence, rock music...Read More »
| Monday February 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM PST
James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar is a thrill to see, and various commentators have judged the film for whatever ideological message they have found in it, but what struck me most is that the Na’vi people, in defending their land on Pandora from the imperialist exploitation by the humans, are engaging in one of the...Read More »