Horatio Alger & the Half-Blood President: Asks if the inclusion of minorities at high levels of government – Barack Obama, Condaleeza Rice, Sonia Sotomayor – indicates greater equality for blacks and Latinos in domestic and foreign policy. Cites statistics on black men in prison vs. college in 1980 and 2000. Reviews Sotomayor’s voting record on immigrants and racism claims. Quotes Derrick Jensen on the Horatio Alger myth. Reviews the book The Post-American World by Fareed Zekaria, challenging his facts, market-driven bias, and conclusions.
- Jean Burden, “Query”
- Wislawa Szymborska, “Utopia”
Songs and/or Music Videos:
- Mogwai, “Local Authority”
- The Police, “Murder by Numbers”
- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, “When Your Mind’s Made Up”
- Peter Gabriel, “Biko”