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August 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"You have heard that it was said, 'an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'

"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also."

Jesus of Nazareth
(Matthew 5:38-39)


"An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind"

Mohandas Gandhi

 


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Bernard Weiner: 

NEW:  A Successful "Negotiation" of Israel/Palestine Peace.  Something has to change if there is to be any serious movement toward peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. If there is no such movement, we can expect yet another generation of hatred, intransigence, slaughter of the innocents. So here's one dramatic scenario for how peace might be obtained.

REPRISE:  Is Mideast Peace Still Possible?: An American Jew's Open Letter to Hanan Ashwari.  Since Israeli and Palestinian leadership is so locked into unyielding, bellicose positions, maybe it's time for peace to percolate up from the grassroots. Here, Bernard Weiner pours out his heart to Hanan Ashwari, a dynamic spokeswoman for the PLO, about the chances for Mideast peace and ideas for how to get there. (First published in September 2002.)


Ernest Partridge

NEW:   Bungling Toward Oblivion:  A Letter to my Friends in Russia.   Recent tensions between the United States and Russia portend a renewal of  the Cold War.  However, this is no time for despair. Rather it is a time for a renewed determination of men and women of good will on both sides to resist this drift toward confrontation, and to strive to restore the brief moment of friendship, respect and mutual cooperation that we experienced scarcely a decade ago.

REPRISE:   Russia: An Appreciation.    "Russia bashing," a favorite pastime of media and politicians a generation ago, is back in style.  The consequences could be deadly.  Here is an antidote, based upon common historical knowledge and on personal experience.

Thinking Like a Russian.  The rule is as old as human war and conflict: If you are to prevail, you must know the mind of your adversary. Accordingly, if the current conflict with Russia over Ukraine and Crimea is to end peacefully, both sides must diligently strive to understand the minds and motivations of their opponents.

Conscience of a Progressive.
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Guest Essay: A Russian Replies to Ernest Partridge's "Letter to My Friends in Russia."

Archive of Guest Essays



Ernest Partridge's Blog:  Climate Change: The Debate Continues.

Bernard Weiner's Blog:  A series of encounters over the weekend emphasized the necessity and strength of community and the principle of the "public good," a concept that is anathema to so many conservative Republicans.  All that plus George Clooney in "Up in the Air.