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What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 11:58 am | John W Whitehead

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and ... More >>

Criminalizing Childhood

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 10:40 am | John W Whitehead

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, ... More >>

Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:11 am | John W Whitehead

“There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American ... More >>

Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:44 am | John W Whitehead

“Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, ... More >>

The Age of Petty Tyrannies

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:30 pm | John W Whitehead

“Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much ... More >>

 

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