A New Essay by Ernest Partridge

On Behalf of Islam  


March 18, 2016







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Notable Quotable

We are called to play the good Samaritan on life's roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life's highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Riverside Church, April 4, 1967


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As our readers may have noticed, The Crisis Papers has for some time been semi-dormant. We do post occasional new essays, which we hope you find provocative and instructive, and we do maintain archives of the essays   by editors Ernest Partridge and Bernard Weiner  written over the past fourteen years. However we are, by and large, on a temporary hiatus. Thanks for checking in.













Ernest Partridge

NEW:  On Behalf of IslamThere is much more to Islam than beheadings, genital mutilation and holy wars.  "New Atheist" critics of Islam  seem to believe that from some verses in the Qur’an, we can deduce the behavior of most of that fifth of the human population that identifies themselves as “Moslem.” This, of course, is plain nonsense.

  "Do You Believe in God?"  According to a Pew Research poll, 92% of Americans asked this question, answered in the affirmative. But did any of those individuals polled pause to ask: “Just what do you mean by ‘God’?” For many significant individuals in history along with many thoughtful individuals today, no simple answer can be given to the question,  “Do You Believe in God?.”

Conscience of a Progressive.
A Book in Progress

Bernard Weiner: 

It's the Stupid, Stupid. The U.S., in the past few years having virtually exited from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has now initiated a new, two-headed war in Syria and Iraq. Have we learned nothing from the quagmire campaigns in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan? Behaving this way is the very definition of "stupid."   

  Letter to European Friends: Understanding "The Stupid" in U.S. Politics.  To understand how and why the U.S. behaves ignorantly at times in its foreign policy, it helps to understand the crazy in domestic politics. A primer on how we got to today's partisan warfare and what can be done about it. (First published October 16, 2013)