Issue CCVI

September 5-11, 2009

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The Alamo:
Wendy D. Stolyarov
September 11, 2009
An original drawing of The Alamo by Wendy Stolyarov.

Girl in Charcoal:
Wendy D. Stolyarov
September 11, 2009
A charcoal sketch of a girl by Mrs. Stolyarov.

A Horse:
Wendy D. Stolyarov
September 11, 2009
A watercolor drawing of a brown horse in motion by Mrs. Stolyarov.

Buddha's Burden:
Wendy D. Stolyarov
September 11, 2009
A digital painting by Mrs. Stolyarov, symbolically depicting the ongoing tensions between Buddhist monks in Tibet and the Chinese government.

The Iron Fist:
Wendy D. Stolyarov
September 11, 2009
A digital painting by Mrs. Stolyarov, symbolically depicting the Chinese government's ongoing oppression of Tibet.

Waltz #7, Op. 63:
G. Stolyarov II
September 6, 2009
Mr. Stolyarov is proud to feature his most recent musical work. This is a waltz in the Classical style, based on two principal alternating melodies, each of which is varied with each repetition through the addition of ornamentation and complexity. If A and B are the principal melodies, the structure of the composition can be represented as ABA’B’A’’. Length: 3:35.

Generation Sloth:
Jeffrey Tucker
September 11, 2009
Jeffrey Tucker argues that decades of minimum wage legislation have made it effectively illegal for many teenagers to work, thereby depriving them of the valuable experiences and expectations of the business world and rendering them woefully unprepared to enter it after college.

The Afghanistan Quagmire:
Alan Caruba
September 11, 2009
In November 2008, Alan Caruba wrote of Afghanistan, “Having lived through the long years of the war in Vietnam, I can tell you that Afghanistan looks and smells like Vietnam. It is the classic wrong war in the wrong place.” Mr. Caruba still thinks the U.S. should leave. He does not like having to pack up and abandon Afghanistan to its fate, but Afghanistan’s fate has been fought over for centuries, and, in the modern era, it has defied any invasion or intrusion into its affairs.

Leader of None:
Paul Driessen
September 11, 2009
“Few challenges facing America – and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change,” President Obama has asserted. “We will make it clear that America is ready to lead.” The President and Al Gore are certainly ready to lead. But, asks Paul Driessen, how many will follow? Even in America, and certainly on the world stage, the two increasingly look like Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza.
Eden is an Illusion - Video:
G. Stolyarov II
September 5, 2009
Beyond being destructive, the Eden myth is simply false. There never was a “better” state from which human beings have “descended.” Mr. Stolyarov explores in this video why the Fall is an illusion that ought to be abandoned.

"If we are to overcome the extremely genuine and massive threats to our existence coming from virtually all directions, it is essential not to take comfort in the demotivating illusions of a cosmic balance." 
~ G. Stolyarov II