Some interesting things shared by some of my students: an 8th Grade Final Exam from 1892 and a recent article on Bush’s use of religious language. Also, a speech given to the US Senate by Robert Byrd, which I found via a link at Wil Wheaton’s blog. Wil (aka Wesley from Star Trek’s Next Generation. Star Trek lives!) posted about marching against the war with his mom in LA yesterday.
And a little social construction of reality from the United Nations: according to Maureen Dowd of the NY Times, “”Mr. Powell can’t very well seduce the world into bombing Iraq surrounded on camera by shrieking and mutilated women, men, children, bulls and horses…” Hence, the Guernica cover-up – Picasso’s anti-war painting, typically on display at the UN, was shrouded lest it offer ironic counterpoint to Powell’s call to war.