“Democracy and god have failed”— captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in the Parisian cafes, London’s ghetto, and the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, andGuns is a spiritual tour-de-force— revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion in our global democracy.
Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.
Running the world is a lot of work.
The annals of national security are replete with retired generals expressing second thoughts about how militarized the United States has become.
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.
Keene, New Hampshire has no crime that would warrant rolling out a tank.
Body counts would be embarrassing.
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” is terrifying in Arabic.
He’s the judge, jury, and executioner.
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.
A two-war strategy is like a two-car garage — you’ll own two cars sooner or later.
Uncle Sam thinks he’s starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Today, the business of America is war.
The nuclear intelligence that the media is fixated on consists mostly of allegations of abstract research that have been floating around for years.
APEC’s leaders are pushing more of the same in the Pacific — but civil society is pushing back.