The Reluctant Radical

The most radical thing I ever heard anyone in my family say was when my paternal grandfather, who suffered lifelong PTSD from his service as a doctor in World War II in the Pacific, expressed approval of the Catholic peace activist Philip Berrigan banging a hammer on U.S. nuclear missile silos in protest of the threat of nuclear war.

Women’s Lives Are Worth Nothing in MAGA America

It requires the skills of a novelist of genius to explore the twisted depths of such souls, but their basic impulse is obvious: to weld themselves to the power of the oppressor, thereby gaining at once personal immunity from the oppression and the sadistic thrill of stomping on others of their kind.

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