Stories by Sean Gonsalves

Sean Gonsalves is a syndicated columnist and news editor with the Cape Cod Times. subscribe to Sean Gonsalves's feed

Posted on: Mar 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Pursuing the "life of the mind" and taking full responsibility for the choices you make has nothing to do with intellectualism, elitism or being an "expert."

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How to combat the anti-intellectual virus.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Short of genocide -- dropping nukes -- there is no military solution to guerrilla insurgencies in Iraq. It's elementary, really.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Kucinich isn't the first to call for a Department of Peace -- the notion has been around since the days of Thomas Jefferson -- and it's time to put those ideas into action.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Some words of wisdom for pragmatic peace advocates.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The goal in counter insurgency warfare should be to capture hearts and minds, which is why minimal force and humanitarian efforts are key.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How can a group of people who had their power stripped from them for so long still have so much strength?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Not to be confused with supporting the troops' civilian bosses ...

Posted on: Feb 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of "Monday morning quarterbacks" when it comes to the Iraq war. Let's not fall into the same trap with Iran.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Why sports metaphors don't work for war.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The second casualty of the U.S.-led war in Iraq is the meaning of the word sovereignty.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Behind all the Kumbaya-ism in this federal holiday is a prophetic preacher who talked not just about race, but about war and poverty.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Behind all the Kumbaya-ism in this federal holiday is a prophetic preacher who talked not just about race, but about war and poverty.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The death anniversary of a great spiritual leader provides insight into the distinction between "good" and "evil" and what passes for "religious" today.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Oxy Moron sheds some light on how to make predictions for the new year in such uncertain times.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In a recent interview Bush said that he was reading "King Leopold's Ghost." What exactly did he learn from a book about a foreign occupier using violence to "liberate" the occupied and establish "free trade"?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Americans may vote for a black presidential candidate, but would they vote for a black Democrat with pragmatic-progressive values and policy ideas?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What happened to the ideas of democracy and freedom that were among the rationales for the invasion and occupation of Iraq?

Posted on: Dec 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

"Cut and run" or "stay the course." Fight the terrorists here or fight them over there. Post-9/11 society is a world of either/or's, but success in the middle east requires more than two options.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Craig Damrauer gives mathematical expression to unspoken nuances of contemporary life in America.

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