Danny Duncan Collum, a Sojourners contributing writer, teaches writing at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the author of the novel White Boy.
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Poised at the brink of a new century, Americans are forging bravely into the past. Nostalgia is the order of the day. All the TV classics of the '50s and '60s are back in style.
At about the time this magazine reaches most subscribers, ABC's 12-hour miniseries "Amerika" will be fouling the airwaves.
A State of Secrecy
In Washington these days, the great unanswered question about the Iran-contra scandal is the nostalgic Watergate favorite, "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"
Standing on the Promises
The Testimony of the Freedom Movement.
Breaking the Power
A View Over, Under, and Beyond the Cold War.
Our Only Escape
The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the focus of this issue of Sojourners, is the most pervasive historic fact of our time.
Who is the "public" in public television?
Terms of Engagement
The last months of 1986 saw a steady stream of seemingly positive headlines related to South Africa. The U.S. Congress passed a sanctions bill and overrode the president's veto.
Once in a Lifetime
On October 11, 1986, in Reykjavik, Iceland, history came to a turning point.
The Kingdom and the Power
Now that Robertson's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination is a near-certainty, politicians and church people alike are presented with a number of considerably more vexing questions.
For Generations to Come: The Cost of America's Farm Crisis
An Interview with David Ostendorf
Shifting Sands of Liberty
Many of us have grown up with an image of the Supreme Court as the guardian of our constitutional rights.
The Forgotten Farmer
The Crisis in American Agriculture seems to be worsening.
From Hiroshima To Chernobyl
For us, and for many of our readers, it has become a tradition to mark the August 6 and 9 anniversaries of the atomic bombings in Japan with public prayers and protest.
An Eye For An Eye
On April 14 the United I States finally "did something" about terrorism by unleashing a massive bombing raid against Libya.
Reagan Fails The Test
The importance of a comprehensive nuclear test ban as a first step toward ending the arms race does not end with the Soviet moratorium.
The Big Picture
Where We Are and How We Got Here
Finding the Filipino Path
All analysis aside, there was much to be simply thankful for in the recent change of governments in the Philippines.
Reagan's African Rambo
Last July, in the midst of the TWA hijacking crisis, Congress was seized by a fit of Rambo-mania.
Forgive Us Our Debts
For most of the world's people, the debt issue is very real and very simple, as real and simple as a loaf of bread or a bowl of rice.