Expand the letters

Wow. I just finished reading the March/April 2008 issue. Your magazine is consistently informative and valuable. I ended with the letters section and was very encouraged by the content and tone of the correspondence. What especially excited me were the questions, requests, and constructive criticisms of each letter writer. Given the fact that ISR is a sometimes active (and potentially consistent) forum of discussion amongst the readers, I agree completely with the ISR reader from Houston, TX, who urged you to expand the letters section. The queries presented by the letter writers were valid and deserved some form of response in print (even if it were one that explained the economic constraints of responding to each letter). It’s possible you responded to them individually, but I (and I assume many others) would benefit from a dialogue based on the letters. I strongly request that you respond in print if this is at all possible. Maybe a new Q&A section could be integrated into the ISR hard copy or (more financially realistic) on the Web site. I hope this is possible. Thank you for a great publication.

—E. Francis Kohler

Issue #76

March 2011

Revolt in the Middle East: Another world is possible

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Critical Thinking


  • The crimes of occupation

    Jim Ramey reviews Aftermath: Following the Blood of America's Wars in the Muslim World by Nir Rosen
  • Gaza’s nightmare shows the truth about Israel

    Hadas Thier reviews Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israeli/Palestine Conflict by Moustafa Bayoumi and Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé
  • The planet and the profit system

    Chris Williams reviews The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York
  • Ways of resistance in Latin America

    Jason Farbman reviews Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America by Ben Dangl and Bolivia's Radical Tradition: Permanent Revolution in the Andes by S. Sándor John