by Patrick Appel Jamie Kirchick’s tactic: Michael Scherer claps: American reporter and pundit Jamie Kirchick did the cable news medium proud by ambushing a conversation about Bradley Manning on RT, the cable channel funded by the Russian government, to attack Russian President Vladamir Putin over his government’s anti-gay policies. Truly. Great. Cable. Television. Zack Ford … Continue reading How Best To Challenge Putin? Ctd
by Chris Bodenner More readers add to the discussion: It seems to me the best way to put pressure on Putin is to put pressure on the corporate sponsors that make hosting the Olympics so lucrative. Most of these companies are headquartered in the gay-friendly West and make most of their profits there. I applaud … Continue reading How Best To Challenge Putin? Ctd
A reader writes: Allow me to think aloud a bit about the question of boycotting the Sochi Olympics or of asking foreign athletes to perform some act of civil disobedience. You wrote in your response to the Dissent of the Day: The reason this may be the best form of civil disobedience is that it would … Continue reading How Best To Challenge Putin? Ctd
Matt Steinglass debates the question: America has reached a point of relative tolerance for diversity of sexual orientation today. Looking back 30 years, it’s not at all clear that this was destined to be the case. The formation of sexual identity is fraught with fear, and it’s to be expected that social and political players will take … Continue reading How Best To Challenge Putin?