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Peter Y. Sussman

Entries by Peter Y. Sussman

Get the Christmas Cards Ready

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 1:55 AM

It's not a moment too soon to be thinking of sending Christmas cards -- for next Christmas.

My favorite variant of the often tiresome annual ritual requires almost a year of preparation. This variation is not a common custom yet -- I know of only one person who has followed...

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You Cannot Argue With the Earth

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 12:55 PM

Inspired by Haiti, January 2010

You cannot argue with the earth.

You can lie back on the earth in the light or sleep there in the dark, waking to find it light again.

You can sleep with others on the earth, wrapping yourselves together and finding new peace...

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Gatesgate: A lesson plan

(22) Comments | Posted July 25, 2009 | 10:33 AM

The police officer who arrested eminent Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is said to be an excellent and sensitive cop. He teaches a class in racial profiling. Here are a few discussion points he might want to add to the syllabus. They come from a white layperson who has...

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Take Me to Your Editor

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2009 | 12:20 PM

Huffington Post is a noble and necessary experiment in citizen journalism -- and indeed in journalism itself -- and I have been pleased to be a contributor, however infrequent. But like all path-breaking experiments, it can be led astray by its very success, and I wonder if it is now...

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Bye Bye Bush: The Shoe

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 5:51 PM

It may have been the most important product placement in history, surpassing the American colonists' dumping of crates of East India tea into Boston Harbor 235 years ago. When journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi crystallized world opinion by hurling his shoes at American President George Bush during a news conference in Baghdad...

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McCain's Week Of Theatrics Offers Insight Into His Management Style

(7) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 9:02 AM

Before participating in the first presidential debate of the campaign, John McCain dropped a bomb on the political process by announcing unilaterally that he was suspending his campaign activities and canceling his debate participation until he could help fashion a "bailout" agreement. That he ended up doing neither is immaterial;...

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