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Shlomo Sand speaks on The Invention Of The Jewish People

You may recall historian Shlomo Sand re-ignited a debate last year (The Invention of the Diaspora: Shattering a National Mythology?) upon the release of his book When And How The Jewish … Continue reading

16 April, 2009 · 11 Comments

Ex-communicated: Landscapes of Occupation in Palestine

An excellent Alternate Focus documentary by US communications-academic Gary Fields which examines Palestine through the lens of landscape. Fields does a great job with photographs and with the narration, highlighting … Continue reading

22 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Six Day War Deceptions: A Historical Corrective

These excellent Dutch videos are an important historical corrective to one of the widely propagated founding myths of the state of Israel, that in 1967 its Six Day wars, which … Continue reading

19 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Joyeux Noël, two scenes

Two memorable clips from the movie Joyeux Noël (2005) set in the so-called ‘Great War’ (though there’s nothing ‘great’ about war!), centered around the true story of the Christmas Truce … Continue reading

25 December, 2008 · 3 Comments

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"