Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Only four years ago, Pat Robertson claimed on his daily television shows that
Disney, the corporate parent of ABC, was "becoming the family of homosexuality
and anti-religious bigotry." But Robertson is now a Disney employee, now that Disney
bought the Family Channel from Fox for some $5 billion. Robertson reportedly
has a contract, renewable at his option, to continue his "700 Club" show each
weekday. Perhaps God and Mammon are not so incompatible after all.
New York Times, 30 July 2001;
St. Petersburg Times, 24 July 2001.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 30 December 2001
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Missile Defense: The Untold Story: The real reason for the push for missile
defense is both complicated and creepy (Bill Keller, New York Times).
The NRC: What, Me Worry?: For decades, regulations have required only minimal
security at American nuclear plants (Daniel Hirsch, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists).
Hysteria and the Myth of Absolute Security: Since September 11, costs and
benefits no longer matter (Nathan Newman, Progressive Populist).
The World after Sept. 11: The problem after any war is with the victor
(Noam Chomsky, AFSC Conference, 8 December 2001).
Rail Safety Crisis May Shut Down Network: British rail privatization has been
disastrous in every sense (Joanna Walters and Kamal Ahmed, London Observer).
Brace Yourself for Part Two of the War for Civilisation: Demonizing
bin Laden may be just the start (Robert Fisk, The Independent).
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