Entries by Caren Besner

Censorship in America: A Historical Perspective — The Burning Book Has Been Replaced with the Deleted Post

“As long as I don’t write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.” – Beaumarchais In 1982, seventy years after the fall of Saigon, General William Westmoreland, the former US Commander in SE Asia declared: “Vietnam was the first war fought without censorship. Without censorship, things can get […]

Rules for Revolutionaries: Understanding the transformative events that are reshaping America

“All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.” – Havelock Ellis Ever since the horrific death of George Floyd, events seem to be spiraling out of control. The American public is being bombarded, almost on a daily basis with reports of large protests in major cities; accompanied […]

Of Tweets and Termites: Intersectionality and the Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism

Albert Einstein once observed, “If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.” Why are […]