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Category Archives: Pakistan

On the ground in Pakistan: behind the victory

The CSM’s Ben Arnoldy in Islamabad reports on the splendid result to peaceful protests over the rule of law in Pakistan this week, and the popular movement to reinstate Chief … Continue reading

17 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

Fingerprints Of History: Fisk interview

A topically wide-ranging interview with Robert Fisk in the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram. While I do not always and uncritically agree with Fisk, I do appreciate and consider his journalism indispensable. … Continue reading

26 March, 2007 · 11 Comments

Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh on Iran

The long and the short, all most worthwhile. Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh draw on their expertise and experience to offer important … Continue reading

2 March, 2007 · 12 Comments

Why Pakistan Gets A Nuclear Pass

Long but worthwhile piece In These Times :: September 22, 2006 The Bush administration’s pragmatic policy toward Pakistan suggests its foreign policy is less ideological than imperial. By Lakshmi Chaudhry … Continue reading

24 September, 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"