To bomb, or not to bomb
When it comes to diplomacy, nobody comes close to Bush. The way he threatens to bomb Iran and then says that talk of his threats is “wild speculation” — why that’s just brilliant. Why would the Iranian government ever want to develop nuclear weapons when they can feel so secure that the U.S. government isn’t going to blast their butts back a few decades? Hell, giving up weapons of mass destruction worked for Saddam Hussein, right? And if there weren’t any flowers of welcome for U.S. soldiers invading Iraq to eliminate the nonexistent WMD, that’s just probably because Iraq is largely dessert and there simply weren’t enough flowers avaiable to go around. Iran, while dry, has some lovely agricultural regions and I’m sure it’ll turn out more picture perfect this time.
William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do? We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading…Read More
On Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:30 a.m. EST, check out Facebook.com/SenatorSanders for a special Facebook Live event with Senator Bernie Sanders and Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies, author of Born on Third Base, co-editor of Inequality.org. In case you miss the live broadcast, you can watch the replay on the Facebook event page. In…Read More
Q: First things first: Why did you want to write this book? A: I studied economics at university 25 years ago because I wanted to make a difference in the world and believed that economics – the mother tongue of public policy – would best equip me to do that. Instead, its theories left me…Read More
Reading Naomi Wolf’s book The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot today is an eerie experience. Written in 2007, it detailed the ways in which the Bush administration was beginning to chip away at the freedoms of American citizens. It outlined the ten steps dictators or would-be dictators take when their…Read More
Uncertainty got you down? The political world may seem like it’s crumbling around us, but this we know: We can make it, America. Literally, we can make things. Houses. Gardens. Food. Below we’ve selected some of our classic how-to and DIY books (and some new favorites) to help you sustain your self, family, and community.…Read More