Southern Cross Review Nr. 55
- Dear Friends in A_T Heaven,
The Home Page this month at http://SouthernCrossReview.org contains a
rant by me about the Iraq War and George W. Bush. ("Isn't he awful?"
an Argentine lady said to me four years ago. I agreed; now I use
In the "Editor's Page" this month we offer a new True Tale about a
war of sorts long ago and far away from most of you.
Current Events brings articles by Juan Cole, who compares Bush to
Napoleon! Really, the situations are similar. A few Sergeants who are
serving in Iraq describe the war as they see it. Too bad they aren't
Chiefs of Staff. Then Tom Engelhardt tells us why complete withdrawal
from Iraq is a myth.
Under "Features" Al Gore pops up, but not as a future president,
rather as an anti-global warming guru who won't talk about one of the
real reasons: meat. An historical article about the first Battle of
Kabul follows, something which should have taught our leaders a
lesson, and Tom Engelhardt's final chapter about language.
"Education" reveals the history of alternative schools another
indication that public education has failed, and not only in the
Now we come to what you've all been waiting for: "Fiction" which,
despite its name, is often more truthful that the so-called truth. A
romantic story with a bittersweet ending by your Editor takes the
lead, followed by a Roman Folly by Gaither Stewart. Then comes a long
classic by Rudyard Kipling. (It also takes place in unconquerable
Afghanistan.) Orwell's 1984 serialization continues.
In the Science section Polish Professor Rudnicki's cosmology study
continues and another professor, Valdemar Setzer from Brazil, tells us
why he is a spiritualist.
On of my favorite poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay, is represented by
two beautiful poems in the "Poetry" section, and Book Reviews of books
by Richard Tarnas and Gaither Stewart make up the rear.
Frank Thomas Smith