Apr/May 2012

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(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)

A Nation of Ignorants

If we had to fall back on the tens of millions (not all of them brown- or black-skinned) of our fellow citizens whom we currently write off as fit only for so-called service jobs in order to maintain our current levels of expertise, we would, if only inadvertently, also have to acknowledge centuries of neglect and worse that have put them in the position they're in.

Thomas J. Hubschman


Down the Plymouth Road: Burst

What was maddening on the Plymouth Road was the constant awareness that, though the majority of pilgrims one met along the road shared your conviction that it was possible to become someone new, born again, etc., there was, nonetheless, a sizable minority that was struggling just as hard to hang on to who they always already were, or more exactly, to be anyone at all.

Stanley Jenkins