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June 18, 2008

Do the correct thing

Jerry Krase
Guess who's gonna be President? and other ruminations

Looking for and unfortunately finding common elements in "The Race Debate in America and Italy”

May 13, 2008

Explaining American Politics: From Clinton to Fossella

Jerry Krase
by Matson, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Explaining American politics to foreigners is not easy especially in this Presidential Campaign Season when you can't tell the pachaderms from the jackasses and vice versa. Ironic...

April 7, 2008

Signs of Italian - Verso Gardaphe

Jerry Krase

i-italy provides a great opportunity for intelligent discourse about the meaning(s) of Italian and Italian American. I hope to contribute to one created by Tom Verso and Fred...

April 5, 2008

Random Images/Thoughts about Italy

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Soon after Columbus arrived in America relationships between Italians and Italian Americans began to change and just as this statue of him in the square named after him those relationships have been very complex indeed.

A few random images of Italy and Italian America taken over the years by the author in response to my recent contribution to the "Why Vote?" discussion

April 5, 2008

Why Vote. Italian Elections Through a half-Italian/American’s Eyes

Jerry Krase

Why it is important for Italians in America as well as Italian-Americans to vote in the Italian elections. What Italy can do for them and those who are not even Italian.

March 25, 2008


Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase 2003
My wife and I joined the march from the sidelines. I was there to give a Poster Presentation "Building a Campus 'Community of Diversity': Democracy Practicing and Citizenship" Learning to Change Conference: Good Work in Challenging Times, American Association for Higher Education. Washington, DC. March 14-17, 2003.

Thinking about and re-thinking about the Iraq War after its Fifth Anniversary.

March 15, 2008

Glass Houses (Case di Vetro)

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase pencil and ink
Looking out the window with one broken pane above.

Casting stones while in glass houses seems to be a favorite pastime of politicians of all races, creeds, genders, and "diss"-abilities. Take for example, Spitzer and Ferraro, not...

March 1, 2008

What’s Real (and not) in American Politics?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Public Commentary on Political Commentator

The problem with trying to distinguish fact from fiction and reality from simulation in American politics today is that there is no difference.

February 12, 2008

Italian Unity - Unità Italiana

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Victory Vittoria

Having recently witnessed the orgiastic rite of the Right as the Left left their positions of leadership(?) of the Italian Government, I wondered what Italian Unity (Unità...

January 26, 2008

Schadenfreude Italiano

Jerry Krase

After all the histrionic fuss about how Ian Fisher and The New York Times made Italy look bad (faceva fare una mala figura all'Italia), Italy just did it all by itself (da sola).

January 16, 2008

Giuliani's Italian American Voting Bloc?

Jerry Krase

Why Rudy Giuliani can't rely on co-ethnicity to win. The limits of Machine Politics when it comes to Italian Americans as a potential voting bloc.

January 3, 2008

Authentic Little Italy: Che Cos’e?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Is this the heart of Little Italy?

Is there an “authentic” Little Italy, and if there is, what does it look like? To the first part of the question, I say "No." The second part is more complex, as Italian...

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