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Category Archives: Colonialism

The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Adichie

An excellent talk by Chimamanda Adichie on the dangers of a single story on how we view the world … and ourselves. It also speaks to the power of storytelling and … Continue reading

29 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

On Rage: Germaine Greer

Intellectual powerhouse provocateur Germaine Greer is always good for some brain food. Here she offers a thought-provoking talk on her ‘rage’ thesis about colonialism, militarism and the current state of … Continue reading

10 October, 2009 · Leave a comment

Out-last, out-legitimize: Eqbal Ahmad on Strategy for Palestine

An interesting snippet from artist and author Ricardo Levins Morales on a propositional strategy for Palestine as posited by Eqbal Ahmad. Ahmad might well have anticipated the Free Gaza campaign. … Continue reading

13 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

A Martial State: Picks

As previously noted, Israel has often be described as the “Prussia of the Middle East”, a military attached to a state rather than a state that has a military. (The … Continue reading

18 January, 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"