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Category Archives: Dialogue of civilisations

Medieval Muslims made stunning math breakthrough

Sacred Geometry and Holy Numbers, Batman, the Al-Gebra movement really were gifted in Weapons of Maths Instruction. The intricate patterns and architectural wonders of Islamic architecture and art were not … Continue reading

27 February, 2007 · 4 Comments

On war II

Or, The mad bellicosity of the neoconvict war criminal likudniks Terror–terror–terror the MSM talking heads and Israel apologists and diplomacy refuseniks wail and flail, failing to mention that WAR IS … Continue reading

27 January, 2007 · 1 Comment

Howard Zinn on keeping hope and perspective

Monte Asbury features a lovely post that excerpts the conclusion of Howard Zinn’s 1994 book You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times. These … Continue reading

24 January, 2007 · 1 Comment

Iranians and Americans Say No To War

Thanks to Homeyra for pointing out this splendid grassroots joint American-Iranian initiative, Enough Fear. Check them out, and if you’re American or Iranian, consider participating in this great cause. UPDATE … Continue reading

17 January, 2007 · 6 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"