Number 59, May-June 2008
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Barack Obama’s speech on race (see Table of Contents) may seem abstract to those readers too young to remember the situation in the U.S. when segregation was a fact of life in the South. I drove once from California to the East Coast together with a black friend. We were both privates in the army and were going home previous to assignment in Europe after having studied Russian for a year. We couldn’t sleep in the same hotels, eat in the same restaurants, use the same service station rest rooms or drink from the same water fountains. I brought our meals out to eat in the car, I held his money when he slept in broken down “Negro Travelers” hotels, and I went to a spotless motel with swimming pool. It’s different reading about such things and experiencing them – and I was only experiencing them as an observer. But my friend was treated little better than an animal. We didn’t discuss it, it was just the way it was, normal. But we both wept inwardly. The race issue may not be resolved in the U.S., as is evident in this year’s presidential campaign, but things are very different from the pre-MLK era. Let’s hope that an Obama presidency will pave the way to real integration.
In this issue we offer an exclusive interview with Yanqui Mike, Chairperson of Democrats Abroad in the swing state Argentina – huh? Well…you never know. Anyway, check it out in “Editor’s Page”. You can find us under the
Southern Cross constellation in the Traslasierra Valley, Province of
Córdoba, Argentina. Visitors always welcome. Just follow the sign that
reads: La Cruz del Sur. See you next time.
You can find us under the Southern Cross constellation in the Traslasierra Valley, Province of Córdoba, Argentina. Visitors always welcome. Just follow the sign that reads: La Cruz del Sur. See you next time.
Frank Thomas Smith, Editor
Jo Ann Schwartz, Associate Editor
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Table of Contents
The Awful German Language
The War Prayer
La Oración de Guerra
The Uses of History and
Forty Years After 1968
In Search of Europe's Roots
1984 - Part 3, Chapter 4
Science & Philosophy
Epochs of Evolution
The Book of Revelation
Guidelines - II
The Cobbler and other poems
The Gnostic Jung