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Category Archives: History

Jerusalem belongs to the world

Contrary to Netanyahu’s propagations at the annual aipac circus, Israeli Jews have the least claim, not the most, as Juan Cole notes in Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not … Continue reading

24 March, 2010 · Leave a comment

Palestinians Remember: In Their Own Words

An excellent documentary that serves as an oral people’s history for Palestinian life before, during and after the Nakba. Filmed in over 15 countries and produced by Perla Issa, Aseel … Continue reading

2 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Imperial History of the Middle East

From Maps of War. Started as a hobby in 2006, the site features various short historical geographies such as the Imperial History of the Middle East and the History of … Continue reading

2 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Mamdani on Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

Columbia University Professor Mahmood Mamdani in conversation with Khalil Bendib on the always worthwhile KPFA. Extending earlier work, Mamdani discusses his new work and continues to demolish the myths spouted … Continue reading

16 April, 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"