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Category Archives: Elections

The Battle for Lebanon

Except for employing the inaccurate and hackneyed description of Hezbollah as “the Iranian-backed Shiite fundamentalist group”, Robert Dreyfuss has a worthwhile piece commenting on the upcoming Lebanese elections and US … Continue reading

29 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Jimmy Carter in Beirut: public address

30 years after Camp David: A memo to the Arab World, Israel and the Quartet from Jimmy Carter N.B. Carter’s address starts at the 13 minute mark after the obligatory … Continue reading

6 January, 2009 · 7 Comments

Oybama: the most promising candidate disappoints with pandering to hardliners

When Barack Obama, the most promising Presidential candidate in a generation, out-Bushes Bush in bellicose and Likudnik rhetoric on I-P and Iran, there is cause for concern. His turn-about and … Continue reading

6 June, 2008 · 3 Comments

Dahr Jamail and Anthony Arnove, Winter Soldier Hearings

Anthony Arnove talks to Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone, at the Winter Soldier hearings in Silver Spring MD in a very worthwhile view (14 minutes). See also … Continue reading

11 April, 2008 · 1 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"


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