Tag Archives: Gamal Abdel Nasser

status conscious: c’mon give them a pass

The moral relativity game. Couch in the grand majesterial gesures of the European Liberal enlightenment. Apply a generous dose of moral relativity, bake until the “other” acts as a colonialized and parasitic caricature, then preach from the perch of moral … Continue reading

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get off of my cloud

All these films are a bit ingenious. They have some agenda,but it places Zionism itself within an uncomfortable framework; an imperial project based on the superiority of the western European white as superior being armed with all the arguments of … Continue reading

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dreams of unity: vivid and inescapable

Somehow it never works. Arab co-operation, let alone unity, remains fitful and unreliable. The leaders of the Arab world seldom trust each other- and not surprisingly, for each country’s leadership shifts from figure to figure, ideology to ideology, incessantly down … Continue reading

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second awakenings

Looking today upon the wide crescent of the Arab world, whatever its disabilities, it does not stagnate. Squabbling, bickering, half-cocked, it remains, but it bursts with life. The great world listens to each successive assertion of the undying, united, un-extinguishable … Continue reading

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bargaining: nice guys finish last

The silent language. The subtle ways in which people communicate by means other than words. … Throughout the Middle East bargaining is an underlying pattern which is significantly different from the activity which goes under that name in our culture. … Continue reading

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united we stand: complications of moral inversions

Its been a bit dicey ever since Maimonides ( Rambam) pronounced perhaps hat many had thought, but lacked the intestinal fortitude to say: Muhammad was false prophet and an insane man.Even criminally insane. ¬†The scathing remarks also included the assertion … Continue reading

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who moved the cheese?

Part of the Conspiracy Industry? Better to shoot first and ask questions later. Is there¬† such a phenomenon as a cosmic consciousness, supreme, which sometimes articulates itself within the mind of the individual; the flash of inspiration seemingly out of … Continue reading

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