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Category Archives: Multiculturalism

Channel surfing on Middle East TV

Its always a curious, interesting experience watching foreign language TV without subtitles. You can learn and discern a lot culturally, even without fully understanding the dialogue. At my parent’s place … Continue reading

15 December, 2006 · 15 Comments

2006 Sydney Peace Prize address :: Irene Khan

Congratulations to Irene Khan, this year’s recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. Past recipients include Arundhati Roy, Hanan Ashrawi, Muhammad Yunus, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Olara Otunnu. For those that … Continue reading

3 November, 2006 · 3 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"