Advertisement

OpEdge: The American Grand Guignol

MASS MURDER AT A SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN WHILE RIGHTWING POLITICIANS MAKE EXCUSES FOR NOT TIGHTENING GUN LAWS by Marc Jampole TO BLAME MENTAL ILLNESS as the reason that Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old boy, used his legally purchased automatic weapon to kill 17 people at a Florida high school is to commit the logical fallacy to […]

Read More

September 10: Jared Diamond

Science writer and scientist Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) as well as The World Until Yesterday (2012), Collapse (2005) and The Third Chimpanzee (1992), among other books, was born in Boston on this date in 1937. He earned a degree in history and anthropology from Harvard in 1958 […]

Read More

The Uncivil Servant: America, Seen from the Antipodes

by Mitchell Abidor Andy Blunden is an independent scholar in Melbourne, Australia. A Hegelian who frequently lectures on the German thinker and has published many books on philosophy, he is also an administrator of the Marxists Internet Archive. Andy is a longtime political activist who left Australia for England in 1966 after burning his draft […]

Read More

December 15: The Uzi

Uziel Gal (Gotthard Glas), designer of Israel’s Uzi submachine gun, the most widely distributed weapon of its kind in the world, was born in Germany on this date in 1923. Gal designed the gun shortly after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was simple, lightweight, compact, durable in desert conditions, and inexpensive to manufacture, and had the […]

Read More

Leave Me Alone vs. Let’s Get Along

by Lawrence Bush I fired a gun for the first time in my life this week. Three guns, actually. A 40-caliber glock, a 9-mm glock, and a Keltec .380. I’m on vacation in Columbia, South Carolina, visiting my daughter, who’s engaged to be married to a police officer. They took us to a firing range/gun […]

Read More