There are things that go unquestioned in the national discussion. Because this is a country wrapped in fear and self-importance, the basic, unchallenged premise determining how we behave, how we…
Author Archive for: Robert Koehler
About Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist, fiction writer and poet whose essays and columns have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and on public radio and the Internet. Robert Koehler has won numerous writing and journalism awards over a 30-year career, at the national, state and local levels. He is currently a regular contributor to such high-profile Web sites as the Huffington Post, Common Dreams, OpEd News and TruthOut; and is a sought-after speaker on such topics as election fraud and the nature of peace. Eschewing political labels, he considers himself a "peace journalist."
Entries by Robert Koehler
The Green New Deal is the awakening our conscience needs to keep us from self-destructing. Robert Koehler advises we take it a step further: eliminate war.
“They must kill and continue to kill, strange as it may seem, in order not to know that they are killing.” — René Girard, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World…
Robert Koehler ponders the meaning of borders and what we do to protect them at the expense of humanity on both sides of the divide.
When Robert Koehler’s computer crashes, he ponders his sense of entitlement to the luxuries of technology even as he writes about those who go without them.
Military spending is a demonic suction tube sucking up our resources and destroying the world. Will the new House Democrats help? Robert Koehler wonders.
The new abnormal: mass shootings and unnatural disasters. We’re starting to see the link between climate change and wildfires. Will we see the link between mass shootings and war?
How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically half the electorate, felt compelled…
“The mass shootings will continue. But we do have a choice: We can face it squarely and look beyond it, toward love, toward forgiveness, toward an understanding of our presumed enemies. When we do so, the hard part begins. We also start understanding ourselves.” – Robert Koehler
The media outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s death is appropriate. The lack of outrage over war reflects a culture that has bought the lie of war from a media that normalizes violence. Robert Koehler asks, “Why do only some lives matter?”
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.