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Monthly Archives: August, 2009

The evolution of beauty

And here’s to a healthy Sophia Loren-esque body-image ideal for the natural weight of most women (notwithstanding the fact that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes): a happy medium … Continue reading

22 August, 2009 · 6 Comments

Scenes from the US healthcare debate

Thanks Ressentiment

16 August, 2009 · Leave a comment

A welcome fit for a war criminal

Code Pink fittingly announce the arrival of Donald Rumsfeld. He should of course be at the Hague, behind bars, along with several other members of the Dubya administration.

15 August, 2009 · 1 Comment

Israeli policy as evil stupidity: Yeshayahu Leibowitz quotables

Cited in a recent Ha’aretz piece about the decline of the israeli left, the late academic Yeshayahu Leibowitz is described as remarking that he is not sure whether Israel’s policies … Continue reading

15 August, 2009 · 4 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"