Steve Newcomb

April 20, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In his book Captives of Sovereignty (2010), Jonathon Havercroft points out that a number of contemporary political philosophers (Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Michae
March 28, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Editor’s Note: Reprints of advance reviews of Darkness in El Dorado by Patrick Tierney are currently circulating on online, and a recent post from Newpower was cited as the lead-in to the columnist Steve Newcomb’s dissection of the dehumanizing...
March 25, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular...
March 18, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole.
March 08, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In the 1901 U.S. Supreme Court case Barker v. Harvey, Alejandro Barker and other family members claimed a title to lands in California.
March 04, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In a February 17, 2015 article titled “Lake was never given to the tribe” posted on DailyWorld.com, Guy Boudia builds his argument on a tacit and flimsy premise of Christian domination.
February 04, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Quite a number of articles of late have asked whether it’s a good idea for Pope Francis to declare Franciscan priest Junipero Serra to be a Catholic saint. Most of the discussion has remained narrowly focused on Serra personally.
January 22, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.
November 19, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
In Rudy Ryser’s recent article, “Governing and Demagogues,” (ICTMN, 11/10/14), Glenn Morris (Shawnee) and I are the ones being termed “demagogues.” Ryser,
October 12, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on...
September 29, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
Magicians are well aware of a key fact: What members of an audience focus upon determines what they miss. Misdirection is critical to the craft of magic. Magicians get the audience to focus on one thing while something entirely unnoticed is...
September 13, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
In 1996, while attending the Intersessional Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, I posed a question to the United States delegates.
September 09, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
A metaphor is a useful fiction; a pretense with a purpose. A metaphor “suggests an analogy or likeness between two different things by applying the term for one to the other,” says Roger Jones in his book Physics As Metaphor” (1982).
August 07, 2014
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Steven Newcomb
On August 3, 2014, Dr.

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