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Seale and Crooke on peace lessons from the Middle East

Busy painting and moving furniture this weekend so time affords me only pointing to these good recent reads, excerpted here but well worth reading in full. Interestingly, both the first … Continue reading

1 July, 2007 · 8 Comments

Peace Now Report: 3000 Illegal Israeli Settlers in West Bank

Reuters Report Peace Now Releases New Settlement Report West Bank Outpost Palgei Mayim See the articles written in the Israeli, American, and International Press covering the Peace Now Settlement Report … Continue reading

23 February, 2007 · 4 Comments

The American proxy war in Gaza

Ali Abunimah’s op-ed properly situates the factional fighting in the OPT in the context of proxy wars and not as a result of wholly internal factors. Politics is never just … Continue reading

7 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"