Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Way to go, Max.
Go read his response to the idiot nationalists.
What's next, "Peace with honor?"

And more from Democracy Arsenal.
I don't understand how people can write this way. It's not the ideas that bother me -after all they're mediocre, but so what?- it's the form. This is accountants' language, no more and no less: the complexities of the world supplanted by simple categories expressed with empty adolescent confidence.

According to Susan Rice of the Brookings Institution Iran is " ...a real and urgent threat in the form of a terrorist regime soon to have nukes..."
According to the New York Times today it is a nation where for the first time most of the best selling authors are women.
Who would I rather have tea with, Susan Rice or Riverbend, Laura Rozen or Samira Makhmalbaf, Garance Franke-Ruta or Marjane Satrapi?

Political 'Science' or History: why should there be a conflict between the two?
But there is, and I'll side with the latter, every time.

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