: The Globe’s new “Ideas” section on Sunday, edited by the respected Alex Star, has what appears to be a promising story about the nature of self-defense within a democratic society
, focusing on the actions of passengers on the doomed United Flight 93. But the story ends with a call for U.S. nuclear disarmament as a way to entice others not to build the bomb. Ugh.
Postscript: The article is a reprint from the upcoming issue of Boston Review
magazine, which Hub Blog forgot was out there but will monitor in the future. Boston Review describes itself as “a left-center-of-gravity magazine” and has, among others, Noam Chomsky (gulp) singing its praise in its blurb section. Forget one of the magazine's chief endorsers. It’s still nice to have a Boston-based political/literay magazine. At least they’re out there swinging away, God bless ‘em.
Postscript postscript: The Globe’s new “Ideas” section has now run for the past two weeks. Frankly, the first two sections were rather dull. As Reader No. 1 has mentioned, it’s a smart idea to combine the paper’s Sunday “Focus” section with its book section. But as Reader No. 1 concluded: “Now if they could only come up with some fresh ideas.”