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Richard Schmitt
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Rule
of the People or of Majorities We
say two things about democracy. Both of them are sort of true. But it
is easy to see that they cannot be true at the same time. And that
creates a problem for our understanding of what democracy is. The
first thing we ...

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Bogeyman
Foreign Policy In
an article in the Boston
Globe Stephen
Kinzer rehearsed the history of the current crisis with North Korea
which not only has an arsenal of atomic weapons but is coming close
to developing intermediate range missiles which, armed ...

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Why
don't they want join us? I
have belonged to a number of all-white organizations. These were
different kinds of groups. Some were progressive political groups
whose commitment to opposing all racist distinctions was an important
plank in their platform. ...

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Moses
and Jesus This
year, as happens occasionally, Passover, the Jewish festival,
coincides with Christian Holy Week. During
Passover Jews celebrate their liberation from slavery in Egypt where
they had been laboring making bricks and building pyramids to ...

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Crimes
against the innocent It
is Passover season again. Jews everywhere remember the flight from
slavery in Egypt. The Pharaoh finally let the Jews go after God
killed every Egyptian firstborn. The Jews left Egypt in a great hurry
but then found themselves...
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