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Selected Contributors




Juan Ricardo Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.






Artist/writer/poet Ivan Jenson was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in a family steeped in the arts. A child prodigy, he earned acclaim when, at age nine, he produced his first sculpture that was ultimately featured in the poster for the National Museum of Costa Rica. Ivan is now also a published novelist and a widely published poet who is enjoying burgeoning critical, commercial, and literary success.



Paul Levy is a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, as well as an innovator in the field of dreaming (both night dreams as well as waking dreams). A Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, he has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. He is the author of The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis, as well as Wetiko: The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity.




John F. Miglio is the founder and first editor of The Online Review of Books and Current Affairs. John’s work has been featured in such publications as Los Angeles Magazine, LA Monthly, and The Democratic Underground. He has also been a guest on Air America Radio.





Michael Parenti is an American political scientist, political economist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects. He has taught at American and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences.





Bernie Sanders is an American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Sanders is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history. He was a candidate for President in 2016.





Throughout a busy professional career that got underway in the early ’60s, Rodrigue Tremblay has functioned as economist, professor, statesman, writer, columnist and, increasingly, as philosopher and humanist. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in well over 300 articles written under his name and 30 books dealing with economics and finance, some also tackling moral and political issues.