Peace and Justice Files
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 …

A critique of critical criticism

“History is a pile of debris.” — Laurie Anderson Let’s face it: History is a big bleeping mess. Civilizations, cultures, battles, empires, peasants, generals, advances, …

USA 2.0: the preamble

Windows 10! iPhone 12! “NEW More Powerful You-Name-It, now with extra somethings!” We are getting updates all the time, it seems. Products are redesigned, rethought, improved, tweaked …