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Juan Cole: Top Ten Myths About Iraq 2006

A most valuable compendium of important myth-busting facts by Mid East scholar Juan Cole, cutting a swathe through the continued blind or wilful distortion and dis/misinformation spun from AIPAC-pushed failed … Continue reading

27 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Did the Earth move for you? Global Orgasm Day now a yearly event

World Orgasm Day — Dec 22 Hope the big-O went well if you participated on this auspicious Winter Solstice date! Heh … militarism is even reflected in our language — … Continue reading

23 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

The view from the subaltern: our best hope against fascism

In social theory there is the notion that the view from the margins, from those most repressed, marginalised or oppressed, often offers the most prescient and trenchant insights into the … Continue reading

10 December, 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"