Tag Archives: Riverside Church speech

Return to Sender

  In the wake the latest mass shootings I wonder if they’re related to our never-ending wars? Since the El Paso and Dayton attacks there has been the usual cry for gun control or more mental health screenings, along with blame … Continue reading

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The Opportunity Costs of Empire

  So far, the large and growing cohort of Democratic presidential candidates have been focused on domestic policies and largely avoided (with the sole exception of Tulsi Gabbard) examining America’s empire. Conventional wisdom has it that Americans vote their pocketbooks. It’s the … Continue reading

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Deeper Malady

  Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago. We would do well to reflect on a speech he gave exactly a year before his death. At the Riverside Church, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, King portrayed the war … Continue reading

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