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Friday, December 28, 2001

  • JROTC: The Military in America’s High Schools: Homeroom Or War Room? A Debate

    The article begins like this:

    “Several hundred teenagers dressed in patent leather shoes and crisp green U.S. Army uniforms are greeting andbackslapping each other in the crowded school hallway. Suddenly, a drum corps thunders to life, and the studentshustle into a cavernous hall, where they snap to attention. Chests out, butts in, chins up, and right hands thatsmack their foreheads in simultaneous salute. Stone-faced student "commanders" walk along the formation, writingdemerits for missing ties, untied shoes, and other infractions. A girl behind me drops to the floor and sweatsthrough a set of push-ups. "I forgot my name tag," she explains breathlessly.

  • Michael Parenti: Globalization and Terrorism

    Once again, it seems that United States’ solution to the problem of so-called terrorism is killing more lives thanit’s saving.