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Category Archives: Dialogue of civilisations

The view from the subaltern: our best hope against fascism

In social theory there is the notion that the view from the margins, from those most repressed, marginalised or oppressed, often offers the most prescient and trenchant insights into the … Continue reading

10 December, 2006 · 3 Comments

For civilisational dialogue

Ideology Widening Muslim-West Divide Mithre J. Sandrasagra UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) – The key reasons for the growing divide between Muslim and Western societies are not religious but political, … Continue reading

16 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Iranian cyberactivism: welcome to weblogistan

Many thanks to our good Iranian friend Homeyra for pointing out this fascinating article on a research project on Iran’s webloggers in Global Voices online. With more than two-thirds (2/3) … Continue reading

9 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

The psychology of tikkun

Tikkun in Hebrew means to mend or heal, and tikkun olam (pronounced tee-koon oh-luhm) means “world repair” or to repair the world. It is the title of one of my … Continue reading

2 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"