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Tikkun Magazine July/August 2009
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Table of Contents
LETTERS: A Flawed G-d; Whore of Babylon; Distortions About Cuba; Should Capitalism Be Saved?; Healing Israel/Palestine; and "What To Do When the Bailout Fails"
THE CONTRARIAN: Stop the Alzheimer's Tsunami! by GEORGE AND TRISH VRADENBURG
The Health Care Wars and Obama's Mideast Policy
Why the Left Lost Single-Payer Health Care Reform
Congressional and Obama Administration spinelessness and surplus powerlessness allowed the medical profiteers to marginalize "single payer." A campaign that emphasized the ethical spiritual dimension of caring, and acknowledged what is legitimate in people's distaste of unresponsive government bureaucracies, and that used a more empathic title for universal caring than "single payer" might be more successful when we seek to reform whatever comes out of this year's flawed debate.
Obama and Israel
Obama gave "good talk" in Cairo. With Netanyahu ready for negotiations with no out come other than to prolong the Occupation, it's time for Obama to present an American proposal-and use his charisma and smarts to sell it to the American, Israeli and Palestinian public (reaching over the heads of the cynical realists and extremists on both sides).
The Health Care Battle Lines Op-Ed by AARON M. ROLAND
Your detailed guide to making sense of this summer's congressional struggles.
Obama in Cairo op-ed by MARK LEVINE
Without holding all nations to a universal standard of democracy and leadership, Obama's attempts to reconcile with the Muslim world will fail. He needs to learn more from history.
Politics and Society
Finally, A New Idea for Israel/Palestine: The Marriage of a One-State and Two-State Solution by RUSSELL NIELI
If there are only two possibilities in the box, think outside it-way outside.
The Piracy of Privacy: Why Marketers Must Bare Our Souls by ALLEN D. KANNER
For a small fee, "Insert your ad here."
The Renaissance of Western Politics: The Good-Enough Leader, Relational Economics, and an Empathic Foreign Policy by ANDREW SAMUELS
It's time for more psychological wisdom in politics.
The Mother's Corner by LESLIE CRAWFORD
Sometimes our stubborness surrounds us by three walls. But we have the freedom to back out of our corners, turn around, and walk away.
Was Kosovo the Good War? by DAVID N. GIBBS
It was sold to us as such by Clinton and the media but-sorry to have to tell you-it wasn't.
Energy Generation in the Obama Years (No, Nuclear Power Is Not "Safe and Clean") by CONRAD MILLER
Did we learn anything from Chernobyl? Don't let the energy revolution be about nuclear power, especially with the United States' potential for wind power.
Whose Life Cycle Is It? by BRADLEY SHAVIT ARTSON
We are mistaken if we think of Jewish rites of passage as individualistic: they are deeply communitarian.
Saving Paradise by RITA NAKASHIMA BROCK & REBECCA ANN PARKER
Can you believe that for almost a thousand years Christian artists envisioned paradise on earth, and never once painted Jesus dead?
ISLAM AND HINDUISM
Painting Past Borders by ALANA Y. PRICE
What might happen when a Hindu painter converts to Islam?
Out Of the Spiritual Closet by MICHAEL EIGEN
The next great personal liberation movement may start with silence.
The Planet Saving Mitzvah: Why Jews Should Consider Vegetarianism by DANIEL BROOK
God's original plan for how to be kosher
Angels, Demons, MacGuffins, and the Goldbergs
Angels and Demons; Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Review by DAVID STERRITT
Golems, Novelists, and Other Superheroes
Maps and Legends
by Michael Chabon
Review by MICHAEL LUKAS
God, They're Burning Us
With An Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry edited byTal Nitzan and Rachel Tzvia Back
Review by RICHARD SILVERSTEIN
A Chat with God About This and That by ALIKI BARNSTONE
Where Swami answers your questions and you will question his answers.
by SWAMI BEYONDANANDA