On October 30, political satirist Jon Stewart co-hosted a massive rally in Washington, D.C. The "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," which attracted 215,000 Americans to the National Mall, was a call to bring greater civility to political discourse. In this essay, Max Currier, who attended the event, finds that Stewart's rallying cry and the philosophy on which it is based have serious implications for a politically charged, American democracy.
Note: this article builds on thoughts I expressed in my previous entry, “The Way Forward: Building Partners in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” If you have the tim
Video and pictures from our event on October 22, 2010. The Mantle and Project Africa screened the film, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, followed by a discussion with Maurice Carney, Co-founder and Executive Director, Friends of the Congo, and Mamadou Otto Diallo, epidemiologist and Senior Project Manager of the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Columbia University.