Archive for October 27, 2007
“He added that the image had been collected as part of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s agenda of building a large archive of global images.” OK. I believe him. I also like the phrase “large archive of global images.” I wish he would send me a global image of a potato.
“Horowitz is probably the best organizer the left has these days.” (thanks Mahmoud)
Arab Regimes and the Palestine Problem. I always tell this story. It is so symptomatic. “…and Musa Alami, having sized up the local situation, set off in February 1948 on a tour of the Arab capitals in order to discover how much help the brethren were really likely to give…His first stop, in Damascus, gave [...]
“Some have been secretly transferred to their home countries, where they remain in detention and out of public view, according to interviews in Pakistan and Europe with government officials, human rights groups and lawyers for the detainees. Others have disappeared without a trace and may or may not still be under CIA control. The bulk [...]
“I read Anthony Giddens’ book, which contains the theory out of which arose the so-called “Third Way”. There’s nothing of a third way in it – it’s the “way” taken by every turncoat in this world. Oh, I could see that it was aimed against the social-security state achieved by the Europeans: fewer resources for [...]
Controversy in Egypt: Egyptian movie star, Nur Ash-Sharif, appears naked in a movie depicting the events of Abu Ghraib (known as “the effort of nobility” by Fouad Ajami).