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Category Archives: Civilisation

Protect Iran—and the world’s—priceless treasures

This short but important piece was written for the Guardian and was picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald (6 March). Let’s hope they are not in the line of … Continue reading

8 March, 2007 · 12 Comments

Fisk on Putting Hatred On A Map

A very good Fisk piece on sectarianism and how the epistemological violence of imposed imperial cartographic division ultimately results in empirical, on the ground, violence. Put more simply, it is … Continue reading

4 March, 2007 · 5 Comments

Students killed in Baghdad university bombing

I’m affected by a lot of news from Iraq, but the news of the bombing outside Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad that killed seventy students, mostly female, and injured more than … Continue reading

18 January, 2007 · 2 Comments

Michael T. Klare on Energy Fascism

Or as Tom Engelhardt puts it, ‘The Pentagon as an Energy-Protection Racket’. Also see Its Oil About Oil Is Energo-fascism in Your Future? The Global Energy Race and Its Consequences … Continue reading

16 January, 2007 · 12 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"