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Entries by Norman MacAfee from 04/2011

What Began in Hiroshima Must End in Fukushima

| Posted 04.05.2011 | Green

It was a bad idea all around for most of the human race. When Albert Einstein learned of the bombing of Hiroshima and the dawn of the Nuclear Age, he ...

Fame and Death in April

| Posted 04.08.2011 | Healthy Living

If you go to The New York Times' obituary page, you will see the list of deaths of famous people who died in any given month and were written about in...

Thinking About War and Peace

| Posted 04.13.2011 | Arts

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

For Earth Day 2011

| Posted 04.22.2011 | Green

The following poem, in English and an ancient version of the Algonquin language, is taken from various scenes in my opera The Death of the Forest. The...

About Chris Hondros

| Posted 04.22.2011 | Media

When we saw Chris's photo of the five-year-old Samar Hassan crying, my partner said it should become an iconic image of the war like the naked Vietnamese girl screaming and running after a napalm attack. It has.

The Public Intellectual in a Corporatized and Privatized Society

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Media

What is a public intellectual? An intellectual is someone who thinks about things and comes up with ideas and may even work on solutions to public problems.