Belligerance Doesn’t Solve Problems: To Vax or Not to Vax

Thank you, Dr. Michel Accad, for tweeting the article about the problems with the polio vaccine in Africa. My concern over the positioning of Vaxxers vs. Antivaxxers is that there are anomalies with vaccines, some serious. The discussion is almost always centered around autism. Can we put aside the shaming and simply look at some…

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Jim Cox on the Responsibility of Writers and Publishers in These COVID-19 Times

Jim Cox has written and maintained the Midwest Book Review since before I was publishing books in the early 1990s. He, like many of us our age, has seen the print industry change remarkably with the influx of online conversations where most anything goes because writers don’t have to look their victims in the eyes…

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Review: The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age

I wrote this review of Allucquere Rosanne Stone’s book many years ago when it was first published. As I struggle with the adversarial nature of discourse today, wondering how we could have travelled down this road so far without becoming aware of the dangers of our thinking, I am reminded of those who saw the…

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