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Category Archives: Diasporas

Sand’s The Invention of the Diaspora: Shattering a National Mythology?

Tel Aviv University historian, Prof. Shlomo Sand, author of new book Matai ve’ech humtza ha’am hayehudi? (When and How Were the Jewish People Invented?; Resling, in Hebrew) is sure to … Continue reading

24 March, 2008 · 13 Comments

What you’re not shown about Israel

If you haven’t already viewed this trailer for If Americans Knew, it is an excellent compilation of prominent previous US Representatives, Senators and Ambassadors talking about the consequences of blind … Continue reading

18 March, 2007 · 3 Comments

Somalia: The Return of the Warlords

UPDATE: Thanks to Amina for pointing to this link: Nicola Nasser, Somalia: The Latest Misadventure, Counterpunch, 3 Jan 2006. This is a timely essay on the urgent situation in the … Continue reading

3 January, 2007 · 3 Comments

Iranian cyberactivism: welcome to weblogistan

Many thanks to our good Iranian friend Homeyra for pointing out this fascinating article on a research project on Iran’s webloggers in Global Voices online. With more than two-thirds (2/3) … Continue reading

9 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

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"