Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Not Just a Joke: Reflections on Free Speech, Violence and Mislabeled Heroism

Many years ago, when discussing the issue of hate speech and how it should be addressed on college campuses, my friend Paul Gallegos at Evergreen State College smiled and said, “Ya know, just because speech is free, doesn’t mean that it has to be worthless.” It’s a concept and a phrasing that has stuck with […]

Of Lies, Liberation and American Self-Delusion: Reflections on the Dangers of National Self-Love

Published on ZNet,, 3/27/03 Iraqis must think the American definition of liberation a strange one. First, we destroy all of the key government buildings that we can find in a search for Saddam Hussein. Then we relentlessly attack the Iraqi military, which of course counts among its troops, members of tens of thousands of […]