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Daily Archives: October 20, 2009

Neither theocracy nor secularism?

by Ali Alizadehfrom RADICAL PHILOSOPHY On Saturday 13 June this year, hours after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Ministry of the Interior announced his landslide victory as Iran’s president and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the religious head of state, prematurely and unconstitutionally embraced these results, Tehran and several other major cities became the stage for spontaneous, sporadic and widespread protests. [...]
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From a Notebook that Never Was

by Fernando Pesoafrom the POETRY FOUNDATION I always acted on the inside . . . I never touched life . . . Whenever I began to trace an action, I finished it in my dreams, heroically . . . A sword weighs more than the idea of a sword . . . I commanded large armies, [...]
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'War on Terror' II

by Julian Sanchezfrom THE NATION We know the rules by now, the strange conventions and stilted Kabuki scripts that govern our cartoon facsimile of a national security debate. The Obama administration makes vague, reassuring noises about constraining executive power and protecting civil liberties, but then merrily adopts whatever appalling policy George W. Bush put in place. [...]
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Maurice Sendak tells parents worried by Wild Things to 'go to hell'

by Alison Floodfrom THE GUARDIAN Parents who think the new film of Maurice Sendak’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are is too frightening for children can “go to hell”, the author has said. Telling the story of a naughty little boy, Max, who is sent to bed without his supper only to journey by boat to [...]
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