On Burning People Alive

When we revile ISIS, we should remember the magnitude of our own massive premeditated murders and our own original sins. American pilots who dropped napalm on Vietnamese and Cambodian villages did not target noncombatants, but ...

Who Deceived Colin Powell?

If Powell had discovered that he was given a bogus translation in 2003, we might not be facing a devastated Middle East and ISIS today. In 1520, the word ‘evacuate’ was a medical term for “empty, make ...

How Brain Shutdown Explains Core Support for Trump and Clinton

We’ve evolved a capacity to circumvent rational and independent thinking to maintain social bonds, which explains core support for Trump and Clinton. What a choice! More than 150 million natural-born citizens old enough to be President of ...

Passover

Foreign Policy Journal, September 4, 2014 THE GIST: If people have evolved by natural selection, such that gods are inventions of people instead of people being inventions of gods, it follows that gods are subject ...

Know Your Enemy : NETANYAHU

Palestine Times, November 1997 On October 6th a JERUSALEM POST editorial charged that Netanyahu is “characterized by impulsiveness, poor judgement and faulty decision-making.” The next day, Yoel Marcus of HA’ARETZ was less polite: “It is ...

Thou Shalt Not Kill… Whom?

Palestine Times, December 1997 Zionism comes from the bowels of the Bible. In a display of chutzpah even more galling than the Balfour Declaration, the first Zionists invented a god who commanded them to commit ...

Whose Lord?

Palestine Times, 79, January 1998 Two annual rituals were performed last month in America. On December 12th the United States joined Israel to vote against Palestinian self-determination in a United Nations resolution that passed 160-2. ...

Taking Aim and Buying Time

Palestine Times, March 1998 Imagine being the Commander-in-Chief of United States Armed Forces. You just spent $800,000,000 getting three aircraft carriers and tens of thousands of soldiers ready to attack Iraq, but you have one ...

The Virtues of Violence Against Property : Advice for The New Intifadah

Palestine Times, 80, February 1998 On December 7th 1938, as storm clouds of World War II gathered over Europe, a man who would become the first Prime Minister of Israel told an audience of Zionists: ...

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