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Monthly Archives: June, 2009

God is back

Nietzsche once famously proclaimed that God was dead; with the advent of modernity, humanity has been the most anthropocentric it has ever been. Historian, editor-in-chief of the Economist and co-author … Continue reading

30 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Heart of Jenin: 'Do you think the Israelis liked what I did? Some would have preferred it if I'd blown myself up'

The remarkable story of Ismail Khatib, a Palestinian father from the West Bank city of Jenin, continues. After his son Ahmed was shot by israeli soldiers in November 2005, the … Continue reading

27 June, 2009 · 1 Comment

Kathy Kelly: Now We See You, Now We Don’t

Another important piece by Kathy Kelly; see also Visitors and Hosts in Pakistan and Down and Out in Shah Mansoor. In early June, 2009, I was in the Shah Mansoor … Continue reading

25 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

British Iranians protest against the BBC's coverage of post election rallies

The BBC in particular has been identified by a number of protesting Iranians both in the UK and Iran for misleading post-election coverage, with one such instance picked up by … Continue reading

23 June, 2009 · 5 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"