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Monday, October 23, 2006

This week at Pentagon Papers at 35.

Allison Trzop, a recent graduate of Emerson College's Master's program in publishing and writing, took a personal interest in Beacon Press's controversial decision 35 years ago to publish the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. government's secret history of the Vietnam War. In writing her Master's thesis about Beacon Press and the Pentagon Papers, she writes that she was "awed and saddened" by the parallels she sees today. And from the UU World archives, Warren R. Ross offers a short history of the UUA and Beacon Press's decision to publish the leaked government report. (You can read Trzop's Master's thesis [pdf] and other 35th-anniversary materials at

In the news, Jane Greer reports that several Unitarian Universalist groups condemned President Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act last week. Don Skinner reports that UUs in Kirkland, Washington, learned that it's not so simple to move a church across the street. And Sonja Cohen monitors Unitarian Universalists in the media for the news blog.

(I heard rumors of another Stephen Colbert mention of Unitarian Universalism recently, but haven't seen a link. Any YouTube junkies out there?)

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 23 October 2006 at 7:55 AM

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Lizard Eater:

October 23, 2006 10:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

If it's the teeny comment on Colbert last week, it was quick and small: in recommending that *all* homosexuals get married, he said, "...go to a Unitarian church and get hitched" (paraphrasing, not exact quote).

Steve Caldwell:

October 24, 2006 01:16 AM | Permalink for this comment

The video clip can be found here on the Comedy Central web site:

Colbert's "The Word" segment was on the decline of marriage.

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