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Category Archives: Hezbollah

Briefing on Beirut

As the Siniora government today officially rescinds the two incriminating decisions about Hezbollah’s telecommunications network and the head of security of Beirut’s airport that sparked this month’s clashes, this Briefing … Continue reading

14 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

Lebanon Crisis: Overview and Nasrallah’s address

A fair summation of the crisis and interviews with Nicholas Noe, Anwar Wazen and Mohsen Saleh from Al Jazeera’s Inside Story. Saleh is pro-Opposition, Brussels-based Wazen is obviously anti-Hezbollah. This … Continue reading

10 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

A Political Guide to Lebanon: Keywords

Having a good sense of humour is not a prerequisite for being Lebanese or living and visiting this simultaneously magical and troubled country, but it sure helps. (Fortunately, ordinary Lebanese, … Continue reading

9 April, 2008 · 1 Comment

There are alternatives, Norman

ADDED: Thoughtful comments from friends and response from Norman, with thanks I have a bone to pick with Norman Finkelstein, whose scholarship and stances in the past I have expressly … Continue reading

19 February, 2008 · 29 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"