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John Berger reads Ghassan Khanafani’s Letter from Gaza

In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008), John Berger gives a moving reading of Ghassan Khanafani‘s “Letter from Gaza“.

25 May, 2009 · 9 Comments

John Berger on Gaza

A message from the British writer and art critic, John Berger. “We are now spectators of the latest – and perhaps penultimate – chapter of the 60 year old conflict … Continue reading

16 January, 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"