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Category Archives: Guantanamo

Prisoner “ordeal”? A study in contrasts

With the hyperbole in both the British and US media about the capture of 14 British servicemen and one servicewoman, some reminders may well be timely about the disputed nature … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · 12 Comments

Michael Leunig: They know not what they do

A moving piece by Australia’s much loved cartoonist and artist Michael Leunig about Australian Gitmo detainee David Hicks, his father’s fight for justice and the tentacles of militarism. The Australian … Continue reading

12 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

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"