Category Archives: The Facts of Life

“You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught” racism

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear You’ve got to be taught from year to year It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught You’ve got to be taught to … Continue reading

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“An open letter to our fellow Jews”

Among my various identities, I am a Jew. But since I’m so secular I’m not even an atheist, I don’t think about it much. I don’t worship, don’t belong to any Jewish organization. I have Jewish friends and some of … Continue reading

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Let’s think about the First Amendment

Today the Times has two excellent articles on the First Amendment. Both of them provoke thought–always a good thing. First, After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role – The New York Times. Two paragraphs from the article: … Continue reading

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