Tough Dove

January – February 2002
Issue 109

TOUGH DOVES, TENDER WARRIORS | by Jon Spayde
15 guys grapple with the riddle of world peace.

A SECOND SEASON OF PEACE ON EARTH | by Andy Steiner
64 ways and days to practice nonviolence.

THE ENEMY AT THE END OF THE BLOCK | by Craig Cox
It’s easy to forget that the people in the crack house are human beings, too.

THE FREELANCE PEACEMAKER | by Roger L. Plunk
An American mediator conducts shuttle diplomacy in Afghanistan by rickety taxi.

RADICAL COMPASSION
Thich Nhat Hanh believes happiness leads to peace.

WINNING A NEW KIND OF WAR | by Mary Kaldor, The Nation
Global peacemaking isn’t the best strategy against terror-it’s the only one.

Features

UTNE READER 2001 ALTERNATIVE PRESS AWARD WINNERS
The Winners: The Ecologist, The Match!, PR Watch, and more.

FANFARE FOR THE COMMONS | by Jonathan Rowe, Yes!
The trees, the air, open spaces, the sky: The commons belong to all of us, but we hardly even notice them. And if we’re not careful, they may soon be taken away.

DEFENDING THE GENETIC COMMONS(PRINT ONLY) | by Andrew Kimbrell
Patenting of genes imperils medical research.

UNITED WE HANG OUT | by Jay Walljasper
Come together, America: From rib joints to the Grand Canyon, 60 essential gathering places that enrich our country.

LIGHT IN OXFORD | by Rob Gurwitt, Mother Jones
How a bookstore revived the heart of a town.

HOW TO TURN A PLACE AROUND(PRINT ONLY)
11 principles for making great public places for everyone.

THE ART OF JUST KNOWING | by Winter Robinson, Mothering
How one woman rediscovered the power of her intuition.

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR INNER VOICE by Winter Robinson, Mothering
Ready to enhance your sixth sense? Here’s how.

HELP | by Philip Connors, The Georgia Review
Does every favor have a price? A story about the kindness of strangers.

New Planet

A KINDER, GENTLER DRAFT by Craig Cox
Is now the time to institute a mandatory national service program?

LIFT EVERY VOICE by Carol Estes, Yes!
Why community choirs welcome everyone-even the tone-deaf.

SCHOOL’S OUT by Craig Cox
Imagine schools without walls, classrooms without rules: How our ‘free agent’ economy is reshaping American education.

GIVING IT THE OLD COLLEGE OUTCRY by Jack Brown, Mother Jones
Forget spring break. Flush the bowls. For real college action, check out the top 10 activist campuses.

SOAP BOX: WHICH AMERICA WILL WE BE NOW?(PRINT ONLY) by Bill Moyers, The Nation
How the political right is exploiting Sept. 11.

Gleanings

THE SPEED OF SOUND by David Orr, EarthLight
Slow down. You talk too fast.

IN THE NO(PRINT ONLY) by Kiini Ibura Salaam, Ms.
It may be just a two-letter word, but no carries
a ton of power.

THE WAY OF THE HOLY FOOL by Larry Smith, Parabola
Foolish, feckless, and forgetful, the ‘crazy monk’ Taigu Ryokan saw the world with the wisdom of a child.

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME(PRINT ONLY) by Brian Eno, Resurgence
Ingredients for a really good time.

THE THEORY OF FALLING BODIES by Cora Schenberg, Brain, Child
If you could stop time, would you?

FEAR OF A LATIN PLANET by Marcus Reeves, TellSpin
An African American’s advice to America’s
soon-to-be largest minority.

CULTURE MIX

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS by Andy Steiner
Feminist icon Naomi Wolf talks about motherhood, homemaking
fantasies, and suburban ghost towns.

UTNE WEEDER
The nuclear debate, wrapped in yarn, and the story of water:
What we’re reading now.

THE UR LIST(PRINT ONLY) by Lila Kitaeff
13 great antiwar movies.

PLAYLIST
Polka does us proud, mandolin whiz kid, and our grass is blue.

STREET LIBRARIAN by Chris Dodge
We spotlight magazines that wage peace.

CARPE DIEM Fasnacht: Mardi Gras goes north.
VIEW FROM LORING PARK: United We Stand-Literally by Jay Walljasper
LETTER FROM THE HEARTLAND: Awakening to Feel Our Freedom by Nina Utne
LETTERS: American Urban Wonders, Working class heroes
LAST CALL: Patti Smith, Günter Grass, the Dalai Lama

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