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Pain’s pathways

By Kathie MM I bit my tongue yesterday.  Really, not metaphorically.  It hurt like the devil. Why do I tell you this trivial story? Because every time I bite my tongue, which I do more often as I age, I … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, Part 2

  by Stefan Schindler Anti-factoid American history, continued … 5 – Vietnam was America’s ally in World War Two.  After Japan’s defeat, Vietnam persistently sought American friendship.  Vietnam was, briefly, an independent and united country with a newly written constitution … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, Part 1

by Stefan Schindler America has the largest empire in world history, guarded by a thousand military bases around the world; yet most Americans don’t know there is such a thing as the American empire, even though they’re paying for it.  … Continue reading

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Torture and the Ticking Bomb

by Anthony J. Marsella When I accepted the invitation to review Bob Brecher’s provocative book Torture and the Ticking Bomb, I questioned whether yet another book debating the ethics of torture was needed. Could anything more be said about the … Continue reading

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