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Ilan Pappe: Israeli academia deserves to be boycotted

By Ilan Pappe Irish Times :: Tue. Oct 03, 2006 The idea of an overall academic boycott of Israel is not an attack on individuals and is most certainly justified, … Continue reading

8 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

The Israel Lobby, the book, coming soon

Get ready for the hysterical Foxmans of the world … ***see also video of thought-provoking LRB Debate ‘The Israeli Lobby: Does it Have Too Much Influence on US Foreign Policy?’ … Continue reading

8 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

Paul Kennedy’s Imperial Overstretch Revisited

Wide-ranging topic coverage in this interview with Paul Kennedy in Al-Ahram … includes commentary on Palestine and Israel, Egypt, Iraq and US Foreign Policy. I remember reading the broad-brush history … Continue reading

3 October, 2006 · 2 Comments

Cheney’s Statements on Justification of War Must Be Challenged

by International Scholars/Leaders (Signatories appended) Sent by Fax to all members of the United States Congress September 27, 2006 :: Common Dreams On September 10th in a televised interview on … Continue reading

30 September, 2006 · 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"