Archive for February 16th, 2003

Why is nearly all war poetry anti-war, and not just now, but always? Stanley Kunitz thinks it’s because “[war] is contrary to the humanitarian position that is at the center of the poetic impulse.” Poets oppose war because they care more deeply about humanity than the rest of us. If this satisfies you then stop […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted February 16, 2003 @ 6:18 PM | Poetry,Politics

As Steven Den Beste, Arthur Silber, and others have pointed out, war with Iraq is no longer an abstract question. We’ve already threatened Saddam with force, many times and with increasing shrillness, unless he disarms. He’s failed to do so, as everyone acknowledges, even Inspector Magoo and the French. Arthur writes: But here is the […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted February 16, 2003 @ 12:45 PM | Politics

Eddie Thomas at One Good Turn on what war really is.

Aaron Haspel | Posted February 16, 2003 @ 1:21 AM | Blogs