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- Jul 1, 2005Dear Friends,
The July issue of Southern Cross Review is already on your cyber doorstep.
Just open the door to http://SouthernCrossReview.org .
Our Table of Contents is long this issue. The "Editor's Page" begins by
comparing the United States with George Orwell's "Animal Farm" - with the
question: when are the animals (metaphor - no insult meant) who still
support the present administration going to wake up? In "Letters" the
letters are few, but not uninteresting.
In "Politics and Society", the lead article is mostly reproduced from a
"Popular Mechanics" investigation into the 9/11 conspiracy theories. The
report decisively rebuts all the so-called conspiracy "facts" currently
polluting the web on this question. We also reproduce the complete text of
George Galloway's statement to the U.S. senate. We don't know if Galloway is
on the level or not, but he sure has chutzpah. Then there's a speech by Bill
Moyers in which he describes the pressures from the White House on the
media, especially public radio. There's been a lot of talk lately about the
possible relation between vaccinations and autism. Who knows whom to
believe? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (a future presidential candidate if I ever
saw one - but why hope?) has looked into the questions and is convinced that
the relation is real. Don't miss it! An article about the globalization
movement by Gavin Tang follows.
In "Education", journalist Todd Oppenheimer describes his investigation into
Waldorf education in the U.S. You won't be surprised to learn that his
conclusions are positive. Eugene Schwartz, a long-time Waldorf educator,
goes into the question of whether Waldorf schools are religious, spiritual,
or not - or what. If you want to see truly objective answers, read this. A
historical article on Waldorf education by Stewart Easton brings up the
Our old-time readers will remember the "Children's Corner", which
disappeared a couple of years ago. It is resuscitated now, (in English and
Spanish) and will continue, especially if we get some positive feedback.
Rudolf Steiner's autobiography continues under "Anthroposophy".
Interviews of the very famous and the not so famous (at least outside of
Italy) are offered. An old but revealing interview by Ron Rosenbaum with Bob
Dylan, and one by Gaither Stewart with Natalia Ginzburg, a very interesting
Italian writer. This interview, by the way, is the title essay in Stewart's
new book of essays, some of which originally appeared in SCR. It is
available free of charge as an Ebook from SCR.
"Science and Technology" brings us another insightful essay by Steve
Talbott, this time about what he calls New York Times columnist Thomas
Friedman's "barren vision" of India's technological development. Bradford
McKee worries, and rightfully so, about today's children being alienated
from nature. And Don Cruse discusses the ideas of some noteworthy
personalities with Ken McClure.
The "Fiction" section is full this time, with one of your editor's more
sinful stories. The growing popularity of the tango isn't the only reason to
re-publish one of Argentina's leading author's (Luisa Valenzuela's) story.
It's about people with a tango beat background. Our serialized fiction
continues with Luise Rinser's "Miryam", my "Frequent Flyer" and the start of
George Orwell's "1984".
Some poems by Adrienne Rich grace the Table of Content's bottom line.
Frank Thomas Smith
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