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Category Archives: Reference

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Peace geographies: the Global Peace Index

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust The world contains both relative peaceful oases as well as conflict … Continue reading

26 June, 2007 · 12 Comments

Inside Tehran

An interesting and multi-dimensional look at the vibrant city life of Tehran, metropolitan population: 12 million. (Note to Homeyra: taking travel notes! May see you along Valiasr Street one day!) … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 21 Comments

Historical geography of global religion in 90 seconds

Interesting site – See also: Imperial history of the Middle East in 90 seconds (condensing 5000 years of history) and American Leadership and War (231 years of history condensed … Continue reading

4 January, 2007 · 7 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"