Archive for February 11, 2005
Arthur Miller, is dead.
Jeune Femme sur la Plage (date?). Philip Wilson Steer. (If there is a better rendition of the sun’s reflection on water than this painting, I have not seen it).
“Out of the $2.5 billion Congress has appropriated for Afghanistan since 2002 (a minuscule amount compared to Iraq), only $72.5 million (less than 3 percent) has been dedicated to womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s programs.”
“A U.S. human rights group accused the United States on Thursday of torturing terror suspects at U.S. prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, alleging at least 37 detainees have died during interrogations.”
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (via Buzzflash)
The liquidinformation project.
“Iraqi officials said Wednesday that they must recount votes from about 300 ballot boxes because of discrepancies.”
I happen to like the work of Jacques-Louis David (the painting above is: The Death of Socrates, 1787). Here, it is claimed that his later work is overlooked.
When will this nightmare of “liberation” end?
“France demands list of Israeli firms selling arms to Ivory Coast”
“”It was scary,” said one guest, FranÃƒÂ§ois Heisbourg, and it inflamed French fears that the U.S. is eyeing regime change in Iran next.”
“A Scripted Follow-Up For Rice:State Dept., School Vetted Questions”
“Detainees Accuse Female Interrogators:Pentagon Inquiry Is Said to Confirm Muslims’ Accounts of Sexual Tactics at Guantanamo”
“Sharansky’s autobiographical meditation on how his life forged his beliefs doesn’t rely on textured argument, weighty historical and political detail, or ingenious syllogistic logic. It’s primal, intuitive, and anecdotal — argument lite. As he writes, “During my long journey through the world of evil, I had discovered three sources of power: the power of an [...]
This is a fair article in the Forward about Middle East studies at Columbia (thanks Yusuf)
“Raphael’s Other Woman: Who is the mystery lady in La Fornarina?”
“To Be Chalabi, or Not To Be”
“Quitting Kabul: The U.S. media presence in Afghanistan continues to dwindle.” (thanks Ru’yah)