The Resource A monk's tale, Sam Hamill

A monk's tale, Sam Hamill

Label
A monk's tale
Title
A monk's tale
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Sam Hamill
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This essay relates the author's sentiments on the decision of U.S. President George W. Bush's to invade Iraq after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Upon receiving an invitation to attend a symposium on Poetry and the American Voice from U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, I felt intense stress, not joy. For the night before I have read of stories about Bush's plans to devastate Iraq with an intense and intensifying missile barrage, a weak nation of beleaguered people who had no relationship to the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. I knew in my heart that I could not in all conscience go play nice with people who sponsor murder -- and firing missiles at cities is murder, period. I felt my country was about to embark on a road to international disaster. I went to the library and pulled out the optimist Walt Whitman, for me the most American poet, and reflected on how is our nation from the democratic vistas Whitman dreamed for us. I reached the conclusion that we do not live in Whitman's "Utopia." We live in a time in which the odor of half-burnt corpses cannot shame us, the blood of our missiles does not stain us, in which even the caskets of those who serve their country are concealed
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Cataloging source
UBY
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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A monk's tale, Sam Hamill
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Publication
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Photocopy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages 129-145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn874160288
Label
A monk's tale, Sam Hamill
Publication
Note
Photocopy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages 129-145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn874160288

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