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Monthly Archives: September, 2007

Pepe Escobar: Welcome to Planet Gaza

Accompanied by the superlative cartoonists Andy Singer and Carlos Latuff, here is Pepe Escobar in a piece aptly entitled Welcome to Planet Gaza (Asia Times Online, 22 Sept 2007). For … Continue reading

26 September, 2007 · 1 Comment

Iranian University Chancellors 10 Questions For Bollinger

From the Fars News Agency, via Global Research, seven chancellors and presidents of Iranian universities and research centres have sent a letter addressed to their counterpart at Colombia University, Lee … Continue reading

26 September, 2007 · 7 Comments

A Persian President in New York: Ahmadinejad weathers “welcome” — videos

American historian Carl Becker has an astute observation, previously cited here, that often, Whether arguments command assent or not depends less upon the logic that conveys them than upon the … Continue reading

25 September, 2007 · 8 Comments

For want of a nail: agency, causality and consequence in a verse

First, a nursery rhyme that illustrates how our actions and details–both small and large–matter. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse … Continue reading

24 September, 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"