Category Archives: Military-industrial complex

The Conditions for Human Health and Well-Being Reside in the Psycho-Social Contexts of Life

by Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. . . . A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called games of amusement and … Continue reading

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THE WAR ON COLOR

By Kathie MM My first full-time job was as a long-term substitute teacher of special needs children (labeled “mentally retarded” in those days) at the Dearborn School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1963-1964.  It was also my first immersion in the United States’ longest-running wars—the wars against … Continue reading

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Looking for social justice in the most unlikely places

by Kathie MM Big banks (the ones that claim to be too big to fail) are a big—very, very big cause for concern. The charges directed at them: They reap profits by exploiting (not educating, not rehabilitating, not treating) men … Continue reading

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Where have all the fathers gone

by Anthony J. Marsella On this day honoring fathers, too many fathers have been and are being lost to war. General Smedley Butler’s words from 1935, in his book “War is a Racket” reminds us of who is benefitting from … Continue reading

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