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Monthly Archives: February, 2009

Amnesty's Obliquity

Amnesty International (AI) recently issued a report urging the United Nations (UN) and Obama administration to enact an immediate arms embargo against israel. In response, this J-Post editorial (thanks Dave) … Continue reading

24 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

Avraham Burg: A 'Controlled Opposition?'

In the course of reading the introduction to Avraham Burg’s The Holocaust Is Over: We Must Rise From Its Ashes, I had the same reservations Raymond Deane describes in the … Continue reading

24 February, 2009 · 1 Comment

Greening the de-industrialised city?

Once the exemplar of Fordist mass-industrialisation and the triumph of industry, Detroit is now the poorest large city in North America. The economic crisis and de-industrialisation of the Motor City … Continue reading

22 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

Obama on Netanyahu: Arrogant and Unconvincing

Barack Obama did not get on well with Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu when he met him in Jerusalem before the American elections, claims Robert Fisk. According to Fisk in his recent … Continue reading

21 February, 2009 · 2 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"