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Category Archives: Water

Hersh on Shifting Targets: Bush-Cheney Junta’s Plans for Iran

I present Hersh’s latest New Yorker article in full here not because I treat his articles as gospel — one should always treat every piece, especially those who purport to … Continue reading

1 October, 2007 · 2 Comments

Exceptionalism is the essence of immorality: the case of Israel

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself” Jane Addams (1860-1935) “The greatest of fault, I should say, is to be conscious of none” Robert … Continue reading

11 May, 2007 · 4 Comments

Israeli Apartheid Comes to New Jersey

A very good piece by Saifedean Ammous in the Columbia Daily Spectator (rep. at Alternet), worth posting here in its entirety. Israeli Apartheid Comes to New Jersey By Saifedean Ammous … Continue reading

13 March, 2007 · 3 Comments

A tale of two cities: Baghdad

It was the best of times (for war profiteers), it was the worst of times …. Inside the Green Zone, the caricatures of American consumptive popular culture are on display … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 2 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"