"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The mood of today's Boston GlobeLetters section, that barometer of "progressive" reader opinion, may be described as petulant: 1 * 2 * 3 * 4
Must have been a hard weekend for the local left-wing sociologist-gadfly who wrote this past summer:
US war on Iraq is a defining moment of the 21st century. The corporate-military state is meeting its democratic global opposition and the stakes could not be higher. This is less a conflict between the US and Iraq than between the US and democratic forces around the world.
How crushing to the hopes of the oppressed around the globe to see democracy's champion chivvied, as Anthony Blanche might say, like a stoat in a hole!