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Music, The New York Times and the politics of a Palestinian state

Belén Fernández, The Electronic Intifada, 14 July 2009 On 31 May and 1 June of this year, two articles by culture reporter Daniel J. Wakin appeared on the The New … Continue reading

15 July, 2009 · Leave a comment

Out-last, out-legitimize: Eqbal Ahmad on Strategy for Palestine

An interesting snippet from artist and author Ricardo Levins Morales on a propositional strategy for Palestine as posited by Eqbal Ahmad. Ahmad might well have anticipated the Free Gaza campaign. … Continue reading

13 February, 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"