Archive for August 30, 2004
Solon and His Students.
“An FBI investigation into the handling of highly classified material by Pentagon civilians is broader than previously reported and goes well beyond allegations that a single analyst gave a top-secret Iran policy document to Israel.”
Listening to the speeches of Sen. John McWayne and Giuliani is quite an experience. If I can find a device that would block the words “freedom” and “liberty” from my radios and TV, I would buy it and install instantly. What a vapid word it has become; the word “potato” carries more meaning to me [...]
What a mess. The terror factor in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This is Zionism: Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed early on Thursday a 14-year-old Palestinian.
According to a confidential US poll in Iraq, Sistani is the most popular Iraqi leader, and As-Sadr is viewed positively by 57.19 percent of Iraqis. (When I read about popularity of clerics anywhere or about popularity of religious demagogues in civilian clothes, I confirm my admiration for French secularism).
“The Brazilian authorities believe that hired death squads or “social cleansing” groups are the most likely perpetrators of attacks which have killed at least seven homeless people in Sao Paulo.”
How ironic. I hear the speeches on TV outside (the Republican convention) talking about the defeat and the end of the Taliban, and then I read this: “Taliban warn of more attacks.”
“Bodies left unburied on Darfur hillside tell story of executions by Sudanese army and Janjaweed militia.”
It is time that you dispel your myths about Israeli kibbutzim.
If anybody knows anything about a TV channel called PAX TV, please let me know. (They invited me to a show on Sep. 11 issues).
JÃƒÂ¼rgen Habermas: “Certainly, the patriotic upsurge following upon September 11, had an American character. But the key to the curtailment of fundamental law, which youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve referred to, to the breach of the Geneva Convention in Guantanamo, to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, etc., I would locate elsewhere. The militarization of life domestically [...]
More from the government newspaper, New York Times. It carried this headline today: U.S. and Russia Still Dominate Arms Market. And when you read the full article you read that in fact, “the United States maintained its lead in worldwide weapons sales in 2003, signing deals worth more than $14.5 billion, or 56.7 percent of [...]
“To the Editor: If Leon Wieseltier and the Book Review think that his review of ”Checkpoint” (Aug. 8), Nicholson Baker’s novel about a man who wants to kill President Bush, largely on account of the war with Iraq, was an appropriate occasion for Wieseltier to tell us where Janet Malcolm lives and to fret about [...]
Interview with MIRA NAIR: “Have you been mistaken for a Muslim on the streets? Last time I checked, Muslims looked like every other human being…”