Make It Green: Roger Ebert’s idea for a 9/11 memorial

Published on 9/14/2001, in the Chicago Sun-Times, by Roger Ebert, about a memorial for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Called Make It Green.    If there is to be a memorial, let it not be of stone and steel. Fly no flag above it, for it is not the possession of a nation butContinue reading “Make It Green: Roger Ebert’s idea for a 9/11 memorial”

Reagan and American Ruin (USA! USA! USA!)

From the jaw-dropping Andrew Becevich of The American Conservative: As portrayed by [President Jimmy] Carter, the mistaken idea of freedom was quantitative: it centered on the never-ending quest for more while exalting narrow self-interest. His conception of authentic freedom was qualitative: it meant living in accordance with permanent values. At least by implication, it meantContinue reading “Reagan and American Ruin (USA! USA! USA!)”