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Category Archives: Latin America

Reclaiming (car) space

Thanks to my good friend and fellow PhD victim scholar Adrian for forwarding the following two items, picked up at the brilliantly named Spinopsys blog. An avid cyclist himself, Adrian … Continue reading

14 June, 2007 · 9 Comments

Inside Tehran

An interesting and multi-dimensional look at the vibrant city life of Tehran, metropolitan population: 12 million. (Note to Homeyra: taking travel notes! May see you along Valiasr Street one day!) … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 21 Comments

A tale of two cities: Baghdad

It was the best of times (for war profiteers), it was the worst of times …. Inside the Green Zone, the caricatures of American consumptive popular culture are on display … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 2 Comments

A Tale of Two Cities II: Divided by the Wall in East Jerusalem

Terry Boulatta is an articulate guide and excellent Palestinian advocate. She offers a valuable human eyewitness and on-the-ground perspective on the injustices perpetrated against the indigenous Palestinans by the Israeli … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 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"