Peace and Justice Files
All I want for Christmas (2021 edition)

My wonderful and beloved wife has already started dropping some hints about what she’d like for Christmas. (A good book, geared for artists, on the anatomy of animals, for instance. Any …

Of the people, by the people, for the people

I figure it must have been a very hot day in the Athenian Agora, twenty-five hundred years ago or so. Guys in togas hanging out under some shade trees, trying to stay cool, and discussing the state …

Farewell to a gadfly

We got the news on a Sunday evening: Mort was gone.  Dr. Mort Malkin—author, poet, physician, activist, and self-described “gadfly”—had been a fixture here in the …