Category: War

Ritual shows of deference

On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger By Richard Falk, 21 May 2016   There is an irony that would be amusing if it was not depressing about news that Donald Trump has been courting the 92-year old foreign policy sorcerer Henry Kissinger. Of course, the irony is that earlier in the presidential campaign Hilary Clinton proudly …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/05/21/ritual-shows-of-deference/

A holy harangue

    Dear editor, In my last letter (April 10), I encouraged everyone who is genuinely concerned about the future welfare of our nation to please attend the prayer rally led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who is visiting all 50 states with his most important message. I’m happy to report that it was estimated …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/04/24/a-holy-harangue/

Religious ideology is a tool

Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., February 22, 2016   In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/03/01/religious-ideology-is-a-tool/

We humans hang on to our symbols

Meditation on My Home in Lebanon By Frances Fuller, 21st February 2016   I made a mistake in my book. Let’s just say that I was wrong. In the epilogue of In Borrowed Houses I said that the little stone house around which my whole story revolves would outlive all of us. My actual words were: …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/02/21/we-humans-hang-on-to-our-symbols/

What would Jesus the Palestinian do?

What do you call a Christian who opposes the occupation of Palestine by undermining its socio-economic and religious underpinnings? By Theo Horesh, Jan 11, 2016   Among other things, you might call him Christ. There is a quiet sea of change in support for Israel among American Christians. This transformation is so powerful it might …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/01/13/what-would-jesus-the-palestinian-do/

How can I respond in 500 words

Dear editor, The good doctor-chairman complains that he cannot adequately explain himself within the constraints of this newspaper’s 500-word limit, but let’s see if we cannot concisely summarize the essence of all recent regressive rants: God good. Guns good. Baby Jesus good. God bless Bibi Netanyahu and George Bush. War good. Torture good. Ronald Reagan …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2016/01/08/how-can-i-respond-in-500-words/

Beyond bomb, bomb, bomb

A Brief History of ISIS By Adam Hanieh, 12.3.15   In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening imperialist violence in the Middle East. War and imperialism, on one side, and the growing …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2015/12/04/beyond-bomb-bomb-bomb/