Category: History

Twitter this: Tony Judt dies

 Jamie Doward writes in guardian.co.uk on the passing of Tony Judt at age 62: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/07/historian-tony-judt-dies or http://bit.ly/8XIFF3 or http://tinyurl.com/386pzjr Tony Judt, the British writer, historian and professor who was recently described as having the “liveliest mind in New York”, has died after a two-year struggle with motor neurone disease. Considered by many to be a giant in …

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Mollywood On My Mind

 Politics & US foreign policy: Pakistan (or Mollywood On My Mind) It seems to me that the keystone to present (=Obama) policy in ‘Af-Pak’ is the very nature of politics in Pakistan.  And the question there is … which linguistic groups/tribes/ethnic groups are being sacrificed when attacking the Pushtun tribal structure on the ground … …

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Hiroshima II

 Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’ By Patrick Cockburn, Saturday, 24 July 2010: Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki …

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Hating is OK

 Attacking Muslims Is In Vogue Again Among Conservatives By Jason Linkins, huffingtonpost.com, 07-21-10 01:10 PM (updated 07-21-10 08:54 PM) …Glenn Beck has decided that he cannot tolerate the thought of American Muslims riding around on rollercoasters for fun! This is what Beck bleated out to the world, via email: At the very minimum this is …

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We did it right

 Friends: Over the past few days, there has been some interesting debate going on about the relative merits of the ‘spy swap’ concluded with the Russians.  I have my own views of the case, and thought I’d share them with you.  I’ve already sent these views to a number of former CIA colleagues and to …

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It was a festive occasion

By Jacques d’Nalgar, Fourth of July, 2010   This I write, Octavius Fuluvim, humble servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, on the august occasion of a rare conjunction of our weekly gathering of Roman believers with the empire’s annual festivities honoring the she-wolf’s suckling of Romulus and Remus.  It is a faithful account of all that …

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Gaza in plain language

 This is a nearly 10-minute video (thanks Marjorie).  I know we’re not allowed to make such comparisons, but think of 1937 Guernica and the infamous Warsaw Ghetto from 1940 – 1943:  http://www.theplainlanguagereview.com/2010/02/gaza-in-plain-language.html

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