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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Edward Said. Giant Intellectual

One of my favorite quotes is this line said by Edward Said, intellectual and Palestinian, in an interview with Tariq Ali in 1994: “I’ve never felt myself to belong to any establishment of any kind, any mainstream. I’m interested in mainstreams, I’m jealous of them, I sometimes, occasionally, envy people who belong to them — because certainly I

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Weekend Links

So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna Hussein, the woman who wore jeans in...

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

SOUTH AFRICA AND ISRAEL

The latest issue of the French news monthly, “Le Monde Diplomatique,” has an excellent piece recounting the connected histories of South Africa and Israel, both under Apartheid and since the advent of democratic rule in the former...

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