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Monthly Archives: July, 2006

Two Letters in the Times

These two caught my eye, worth a read. Direct link here Sir: For all the talk of a “war on terror” and rooting out Hizbollah, for more than 50 years … Continue reading

31 July, 2006 · Leave a comment

The Independent Cover – Middle East: Who backs immediate ceasefire?

31 July, 2006 · Leave a comment

The Peculiar Disappearance of the War in Iraq

    By Frank Rich   The New York Times    Sunday 30 July 2006     As America fell into the quagmire of Vietnam, the comedian Milton Berle joked that the fastest way to end … Continue reading

31 July, 2006 · Leave a comment

France Offers New UN Resolution on Mideast Crisis

Reuters/ NY Times Saturday 29 July 2006 United Nations – France has drawn up a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in … Continue reading

31 July, 2006 · 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"