The common good: that dangerous radical Aristotle; equality; libraries; freedom. On the home front: the myth of hard times; corporate welfare; crime - suites vs streets; the media; more money,fewer voters; is corporate power invincible? Around the world: is globalization inevitable?; the myth of Third World debt; Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala; Brazil, ArgentineandChile; the Mideast; East Timor; India; international organizations. The US left (andimitations thereof): are left and rightmeaningful terms?; the narcissism of small differences; postmodernism; excommunicated by the illuminate. What you can do: signs of progress (and not); resistance; the magic answer; manufacturing dissent.