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Dr H. in the Holy Land VII: Hebron and the Christian Peacemaker Teams

Hebron is a town that lies to the south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. In Arabic it is known as Al Khalil. We went by bus and the drive … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · 4 Comments

Dr H in the Holy Land I: The Trauma of Entry

I am very pleased that Reclaiming Space will be joined by Dr H., a physician working in Palestine. Dr H will be writing regularly with direct dispatches and we are … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Are Iran’s stocks rising?

Did anyone else notice that Iran got some welcome good press in the New York Times (which offers too few reasons to read it regularly other than good columnists like … Continue reading

14 December, 2007 · 12 Comments

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Live from Lebanon

It has been a beautiful autumnal day in Beirut today, the first day Lebanon is without a President in nine years after Emile Lahoud’s term has expired, with the Parliament … Continue reading

24 November, 2007 · 8 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"