11.09.2016: The Editorial Board of Interlitq remembers the victims of the 09.11.2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., metropolitan area.
In a featured interview with Interlitq about his father, the author Brian Inglis, Neil Langdon Inglis, U. S. General Editor of Interlitq, and a contributor to Issues 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Interlitq, and Interlitq´s “English Writers 1”, “English Writers 2” and “English Writers 3”, states:
“The paranormal texts crackle with hostility. For Brian, the existence of the psi force was the great under-reported story of his time, and he displayed a sincere commitment to getting to the bottom of that story. He felt a burning dislike for what he recorded as establishment “resistance movements”, motivated by obscurantism, which sought to quash unorthodox para-scientific research out of fear of the truth. He would always claim to be cool and rational but his feelings on this topic ran very high indeed.”
Writing in Slate in “An Extremist Running for Texas’ Board of Education Won Big on Super Tuesday. That’s Not Just Texas’ Problem,” Laura Moser, Interlitq‘s Washington D.C. Editor/Senior Editor-at-Large, asks:
Do you want a person who believes that the current occupant of the Oval Office was once a prostitute to decide what’s in your children’s textbooks? How about a woman who thinks that climate change is a Marxist “HOAX” (caps hers) to steer K–12 curricula for more than 5 million kids?
Well, then Texas has a candidate for you—and she won big on Super Tuesday.
Texas State Board of Education candidate Mary Lou Bruner’s website features a prayer that begins, “Lord, We ask You to show us where we as Christians and as a nation have fallen short of the mark allowing our government leaders to pass evil and ungodly laws which displease God.”
It seems the Lord has been listening to Bruner, for she took a commanding 48.45 percent of the vote in a three-way race for the Republican nomination for one of the state board’s 15 seats. She will face a run-off—in Texas, you have to hit the 50 percent threshold to make it official—against the second-place candidate in what promises to be a very-tiny-turnout election in late May. Because Texas heavily influences textbook content for schools all over the country, Bruner’s probable ascent is a very big—and very disturbing—deal.
Texas has long been ground zero for wackazoid right-wing politicians, who seem to get more entrenched every year: The current agriculture commissioner, Sid Miller, is on a heaven-sent mission to put deep fryers and vending machines back into schools after a 10-year ban, and the attorney general, Ken Paxton, is obsessed with invalidating same-sex marriages, even on death certificates. (Paxton could be disbarred for encouraging clerks to ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, among numerous other ethically questionable acts.)
Writing in Forward, reviewing Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma, Laura Moser, Interlitq‘s Washington D.C. Editor/Senior Editor-at-Large, asks:
Can one be both Jewish and British, or must one identity subsume the other? The critic and historian Ian Buruma tackles that perennially vexing question in “Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War,” his recently published account of his grandparents’ lifelong attempts to reconcile their Jewishness — both of them descended from German Jews who had come to London for financial opportunities in the 19th century — with their Britishness during the first and second World Wars.
The Editorial Board of Interlitq is delighted to announce that Laura Moser, the U. S. author and journalist who is a General Editor of Interlitq, and who contributed prose to Issue 21 of Interlitq, is to be promoted to Washington D. C. Editor/Senior Editor-at-Large.