The Simpson Trial … A Window On America

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible”
Reinhold Niebuhr
As a rule, the murder of a young man and women, however tragic, rarely receives little more than passing notice by the media in most major metropolitan areas.  However, when the prime suspect is one of America’s most respected sport’s icons, the story …

An Icon’s Fall From Grace

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Last week’s bizarre odyssey of O.J. Simpson brings into sharp focus both a dual standard in the treatment of celebrities and a blurring of reality where such personalities are concerned. 
Societies have historically provided top athletes, popular entertainers …