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Category Archives: Middle East

Petraeus: Israel is putting American lives at risk (updated)

Update I: All this is interesting given that General Petraeus has been named as the 2010 recipient of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)’s Kristol Award — is this a neocon … Continue reading

15 March, 2010 · 12 Comments

Responses to Obama's Speech: An Attitudinal National and Ethnic Divide?

Links added In scanning the progressive press, I’d like to add an observation to Idrees’ survey of the online reaction to Obama’s speech about an interesting pattern that seems to … Continue reading

5 June, 2009 · 22 Comments

Boycott, Surrender or War

“There is no peace process. There never was”, Jeremy Salt writes from Ankara. “There is only a war process. The fictions of the Oslo process, Madrid, the Declaration of Principles, … Continue reading

30 March, 2009 · 3 Comments

James Petras: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

James Petras’s latest essay [.pdf], ‘World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire’ is excerpted below, wherein he combines an analysis of world economic prospects with his … Continue reading

28 March, 2009 · 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"