Sunday afternoon, I will be hosting author Doug Fine here at the Firedoglake Book Salon. We will be asking him questions about the subject matter of Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution. Last year, we had him here to discuss the paperback edition of his book on the medical cannabis growing scene in California, Too High to Fail.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday June 1, 2014 8:46 am|
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday March 9, 2014 9:10 am|
Jon Walker’s After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy combines detailed knowledge of the past and present stories and issues surrounding cannabis in the United States with a solidly based set of predictions about what the stories and issues will be like in 2030.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday December 29, 2013 7:00 am|
Roz Savage has been lauded worldwide. Most recently, Queen Elizabeth II honored the adventurer on the Queen’s Birthday, awarding Savage the Order of the British Empire. Although she has been lionized for her rowing accomplishments (including National Geographic‘s 2010 Adventurer of the Year), Savage has been honored, perhaps more significantly, for her efforts to bring more attention to oceanic plastic pollution. Her campaign, along with many others, to end plastic bag use at the Olympic Games, symbolic as that is, has been commended.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday December 8, 2013 8:15 am|
Because Fine’s book is one of the most important yet published on failings and stupidities of the War on Drugs, he has been in demand for public speaking engagements on legalization issues and their ramifications. He has taken a holistic approach toward how legalization, cultivation, marketing, product development and hemp-cannabis infrastructure might rationally work. In that, he is in the forefront.
|By: EdwardTeller Thursday October 31, 2013 2:00 pm|
The push-back against Max Blumenthal for Goliath is reminiscent to the reception of The Israel Lobby. One might say, though, that the militant Zionist hits against the new book are informed somewhat by what Zionist commentators have learned from Walt and Mearsheimer’s book.
|By: EdwardTeller Friday October 4, 2013 4:00 pm|
Author and journalist Max Blumenthal’s second book came out on October 1. Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel recounts Blumenthal’s four-year quest to fully cover, document and chronicle Israel’s inexorable tilt to a country so far to the right, so authoritarian, so overtly racist, so defiant of international standards, that it risks becoming more than a bit like North Korea in the ways it turns inward, denying the reality of the world’s perception of what the small nation actually is.
|By: dakine01 Sunday August 26, 2012 6:00 pm|
Unless you have been stuck under a rock, you probably know that Neil Armstrong died yesterday. In July 1969, I, like so many millions of others, watched as he made “One small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.” (I am using the words as he said he spoke them rather than how we heard them as I can fully appreciate how there could be a comm drop – as should anyone who has had a phone drop the occasional word.)
That summer, I was 17 years old and about to start my senior year in high school. Vietnam was still raging; Richard Nixon had been president for only a few months, and I had all my life and the world in front of me.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday May 7, 2011 1:59 pm|
Dunn divides the book into a prologue and four parts. The prologue describes the continuity of her falsehoods and their uses, from her beginnings to the present. The four parts, in turn, concentrate on her ascension in Alaska, from Wasilla to Juneau; the 2008 national campaign as John McCain’s running mate in a presidential contest; her return to Alaska until the July 2009 resignation; and her national presence over the past 20 months, as a unique sort of new wave political grifter who combines televangelism, celebrity cult social media presence and radical right-wing hate subtexts in unique ways.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday April 17, 2011 1:59 pm|
As a young man, James Carroll had an epiphany deep in the diggings of an archeological excavation under Old Jerusalem. He had become a Catholic priest. In his activities there and in Bethlehem, he had failed to grow close to any sense of wonder over his physical closeness to events related to the life and death of Jesus. He had witnessed squabbling between and amongst clerics, often over petty issues. He was becoming less illuminated, more disenchanted every day. He acquired an elderly Dominican priest, who was also a renowned scholar and archeologist, as a guide. At first the man frustrated Carroll even more with his banter: