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Monthly Archives: February, 2008

Shroud Over Turin: Book Fair Boycott

Having first indicated Egypt as their choice, organisers of the Turin Book Fair in Italy postponed having Egypt as their international Guest of Honour for 2009. One would consider that … Continue reading

24 February, 2008 · 5 Comments

Duty calls

I hope some of us get a laugh of recognition from this cartoon, as I did. Hat-tip to Monte who clipped it at xkcd.

22 February, 2008 · 13 Comments

There are alternatives, Norman

ADDED: Thoughtful comments from friends and response from Norman, with thanks I have a bone to pick with Norman Finkelstein, whose scholarship and stances in the past I have expressly … Continue reading

19 February, 2008 · 29 Comments

This is what a police state looks like

Police with video cameras at rallies … overt in-your-face surveillance … this is not what a democracy looks like. (Thanks Dave)

18 February, 2008 · 9 Comments

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"