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  • Personal Security

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    Would you be willing to be a test subject in clinical trials for new pharmaceutical products? When I recently asked this question teaching a group of workers at a German company which offers clinical trial services the response was a quick and clear: “Never ever”. Who should be used as test subjects in clinical trials,… more

  • Undermining Coexistence

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    Anti-Indian agent provocateurs are notorious for inciting hatred among confused citizens attempting to come to terms with Native American sovereignty. One of the worst fearmongers in the 1980s and 1990s was Chuck Cushman, the registered agent for American Land Rights Association located in Clark County, Washington. But Cushman is just one of many masters of… more

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  • Fomenting Fascism

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    Himal magazine’s Vivek Chibber examines the overwhelming influence that US universities have come to exercise over elite intellectual culture in India. Exploring how the academic circuit beneficiaries of corporate-sponsored think tanks that engendered neoliberal free-market fundamentalism have found a home in the halls of power in India, Chibber observes that the dominant portals of ideas… more

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  • Constructing Sanity

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    Lacking the social infrastructure to nurture honest people and affect sane public policy, those who endeavor to disperse political power in the US are largely limited to ad hoc heroics. While admirable and noble, this inability to accommodate learning, mentoring, and memory within a framework of social continuity means no positive change will be lasting.… more

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  • Taking a Stand

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    I often wondered how otherwise reasonable people in the US could believe in human equality and civil rights in our country, while at the same time opposing equality in Israel. Granted, ADL is much preferable to JDL, but the mindless support for Israeli exceptionalism by the former in some ways emboldens the latter. In this… more

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