Volume 25, Number 1, January/February 2010

Table of Contents

Cover

Letters

Readers Respond

pp. 3-16

Correction

p. 16

The Contrarian

Obama’s Cautious Path to Education Reform

p. 6

Editorials

Afghanistan: Obama Capitulates to the War Makers

pp. 7-11

Interview with Keith Ellison

pp. 11-15

Politics and Society

Feature Article

American Depressions

pp. 17-23

Robert Bergman

p. 24

Waking Up from Denial

pp. 25-66

Justice in Jerusalem: No More Spinning Our Wheels

pp. 27-28

An American Peace Initiative: Is there a nice way of saying “an imposed solution”?

pp. 29-69

Celebrity Culture and the Obama Brand

pp. 33-72

Wanting Fully Without Attachment

pp. 39-42

In My Flesh I See God: A Neurobiological Perspective on Being Human

pp. 43-73

Sunni-Shia Sectarianism and Competition for the Leadership of Global Islam

pp. 45-75

Rethinking Religion

Christianity

Commonwealth Economics: Christian Socialism as Tradition and Problem

pp. 48-76

Married to Calvin: For Better or For Worse

pp. 52-76

Judaism

A Broken Frame: Sephardi Occlusion and the Repairing of Jewish Dysfunction

pp. 56-78

A Holy Curiosity: The Synergy of Reason and Emotion

pp. 60-79

Culture

Books

Student Power

pp. 62-63

The Mystery of Forgiveness

pp. 63-64

Political Geography of The Imagination

pp. 64-65

Music

Quiet Ecstasy

pp. 65-79

Poetry

Bird

p. 80

Tikkun Recommends

p. 81