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When Bill Moyers suggested to The Hero's Journey author Joseph Campbell that people are not on a journey to save the world but to save themselves, Campbell famously responded, “But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.” Census is an odd, poignant, vitalizing novel ...
Truth: Defined in Webster's Dictionary as “the real facts about something: the things that are true: the quality or state of being true: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true.” The concept of truth is an important one, and I would wager (even though I'm not a betting woman) that we all consider it as ...

The program featured several clips from a recent documentary, Rikers: An American Jail, by Bill Moyers in which detainees describe the dangers, the humiliation and fears of being incarcerated there. Bill Moyers. Photo by Dana Maxon, courtesy Fordham Law. Moyers called Rikers “a microcosm of what's ...
My friend Bill Moyers famously recounts an observation that his former boss, President Lyndon Johnson, made about cynical Southern segregationist politicians. "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket," Johnson said. "Hell ...
And then Bill Moyers likes to tell the story of one day at lunch with President Johnson. Bill was saying grace when Johnson bellowed, "Speak up, Bill, I can't hear a darn thing." And Bill looked up and said, "I wasn't addressing you, Mr. President." [Laughter] The fact is, if those of us in government and the ...
My husband — bless his heart — is my biggest fan. Lately he decided to put together a collection of political columns I have written over the years. He thinks that one such column — headlined “Democracy being sold to highest bidder” — written Feb 19, 2006, is still relevant. So do I — so he urged me to run ...

"The Power Of Myth," by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. If you want to communicate effectively, you need to know how to tell a good story. People are naturally drawn to good story. The Power Of Myth is Moyers interviewing Campbell and taking a deep dive into why certain mythical structures have stood ...
Keyishian, who was dismissed from UB, and Mr. Hochfield, who remained on the faculty, were interviewed about the case in 1987 by Bill Moyers for his PBS series, “In Search of the Constitution.” ... He went on to edit an anthology, “Selected Writings of American Transcendentalists,” published in 1966.
Robin Lindley is a Seattle-based writer and attorney. He is features editor for the History News Network (hnn.us), and his work also has appeared in Writer's Chronicle, Crosscut, Documentary, NW Lawyer, Real Change, Huffington Post, Bill Moyers.com, Salon.com, and more. He has a special interest in the ...
Rarely do guests at funerals “buy” officiants' claims that we “gather together to celebrate the life of (blank).” You fill in the blank. We've all “been there, heard that.” Most are prone to think of funerals as marking ends rather than beginnings. Usually, grief engulfs us, dragging us far below the state of joy we'd ...
(Viking, $30.) The inner workings of the White House, with its war room intensity, never ceases to capture readers' attention. Zeitz delves here into Lyndon B. Johnson's administration, capturing both the atmosphere and the advisers (Bill Moyers and Jack Valenti, among others) who made Johnson's vision a ...
In an interview, American journalist and political commentator, Bill Moyers, interviewed Stephen Harper about his “Trump-Russia timeline.” This is a “450-page entry of Trump's relationship with Russia.” Harper should now be able to expand this study if he considers Trump's recent lies and exaggerations.
2 Comments. • on Dec 16, 2017 4:12 pm. I feel I have lost a good friend with the end of Bill Moyers' articles- wishing him the best! THOMAS E BENNETT • on Dec 16, 2017 5:46 pm. We'll miss you, a warrior of democrasy, justice, and investigative journalism. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Moyers spent most of his broadcast career on public television, whose audience is considerably smaller than that of the major networks. But his influence—through his documentaries, interviews, books, magazine articles, and speeches, with their ripple effects of his calls to conscience—has been great ...
If we look at the phases of stage six of successful social movements by Bill Moyers (see slide 8), we see that as a movement nears victory, the power holders appear to get in line with the public's solution while actually attacking it. If the movement recognizes what is happening, that this is a false solution and ...
By the end of their exchange, Jacob Kirkegaard conceded that familiar right-wing talking points about issues such as health care are false.
... for the roughly $600 billion in profits they would owe once they repatriate those profits, an issue I have addressed previously in this column.) ...

To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative ...
Bill Moyers and Joan Scott talk about the thorny issue of free speech on ..... Did you read in The New York Times that long article about the ...
Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book "Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi ...
The media continue to view Trump through a political lens when an entertainment lens would be more appropriate. By Neal Gabler | October 10 ...
Editors Note: Susan K. Smith almost didn't make it last summer to the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York — that historic community of ...
Someday, people will read about this moment in history books and wonder how we got to this level of insanity. By Heather Cox Richardson ...
Bill Moyers: What's the first thing you would want us to know about Puerto Rico? Yarimar Bonilla: That it is a US territory — as are the Virgin ...
As Trump and the GOP push massive tax cuts for the rich, new data shows that the wealthy are doing better than ever. By Jake Johnson ...
He contributes essays and articles to a wide variety of publications and is ... Bill Moyers: The rhetoric between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un ...
The smartly engaging and depressingly relevant new movie is a blast from the past loaded with lessons for the future. By Lynn Sherr ...
The president has normalized violence by emboldening the idea that it is the only viable political response to social problems. By Henry Giroux ...
A former Democratic operative writes in The New York Times that the party needs to drop FDR-style progressive politics and strengthen ties to ...
Bill Moyers Professor Scott, connect these dots for us. .... Did you read in The New York Times that long article about the closing of the plant that ...
Over the previous few months, the city's push for a new school district had garnered national attention, including two articles in The Washington ...
... Lear Center at the University of Southern California, and is currently writing a biography of Sen. Edward Kennedy. SHARE THIS ARTICLE ...
Judge Linda Reade's husband bought more prison stock five days before one of the nation's biggest immigration raids. By Samantha Michaels ...
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I'm conflicted when it comes to defending hate. By Abre' ...
Trump's move Friday night shows the same disregard for the rule of law with which he's trying to quash the Russia probe. By Charles Kaiser ...
7, before North Korea, and before Charlottesville, you might recall that The New York Times published an article entitled “Scientists Fear Trump ...
These articles have been met with a torrent of essays urging Democrats to focus on becoming the party of diversity. And, coming back from the ...
... accusing him of “reporting from the comfort of Washington” (he was on site) and linking to a Breitbart article that called the AP “fake news.”.
Although just a heartbeat away from the presidency, Mike Pence has done everything he can to keep his name out of the Trump-Russia ...
Actually, a lot of reasons for it — many of them summed up in this Nation magazine article by Helaine Olen, author of the revealing book Pound ...
It still remains unclear exactly what Trump is talking about - "perhaps Trump never read the Breitbart article but instead learned there was significant surveillance of Trump Tower in the way you'd expect a president would, from the massive ...
This article, possibly the silliest to appear in The Times since Trump's election, is not merely unconvincing. It is also demonstrably false.
As Donald Trump and the Republicans aim a bulldozer at the Affordable Care Act, supporters of the ACA are making a strong case for its successes.
"Well now you're not writing these lengthy articles anymore, so the reporter does self-censor to a degree. I covered a meeting the other day that had 16 different things discussed.
As you may recall, in past columns, we focused on one of the tools used in determining whether or not a piece of information could be called "news.
BY Bill Moyers and Michael Winship | February 14, 2017. Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo had just the right metaphor: "Astronomers can't see black holes directly.
This article is one of three being co-published by The Nation and CJR as part of a special issue of The Nation on "Media in the Trump Era," available online in full on March 2. Donald Trump would not be president today were it not for the help of Fox ...
While still a student at Prescott, he co-produced "Children in America's Schools with Bill Moyers" (PBS 1996), an expose on inequalities in the school system.
2 credits Trump with "aspirational overtones" in The Wall Street Journal, a "softer tone" on CBS News ("Viewers strongly approve," says their poll headline, while the article notes that more Republicans than Democrats were watching), and wins him this ...
... program in communications at Columbia University. He is the author of 16 books, including several on journalism and politics. His next book is a novel, The Opposition.


 

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