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Category Archives: Conflict transformation

Quantum spirituality trumps Newtonian politics

More wise musings from humorist Steve Bhaerman in his latest emailed dispatch: It’s time for us as a species to stop playing stupid and realize that undertruthing each religion is … Continue reading

1 April, 2007 · 9 Comments

How Americans Are Seduced By War

A thoughtful and worthwhile video lecture delivered in 2005 by Andrew Bacevich, who argues in his most recent book The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War that … Continue reading

29 March, 2007 · 3 Comments

From J’Accuse to Justice

In the interests of balancing the scales, and of remaining buoyantly hopeful, here is a short immediate postscript to the Israel Lobby Revisited. This is in keeping with an endeavour … Continue reading

15 March, 2007 · 6 Comments

The Israel Lobby Revisited: A Year Since Walt and Mearsheimer’s Paper

There are not too many academic papers that manage to make a splash in the policy world as well as academe. John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt’s paper on the role … Continue reading

14 March, 2007 · 18 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"