Tag Archives: Charlie Rose

twist and shout

At its core is a concern for life and security. After the Oslo and Hebron agreements, people eulogized the old dream of a greater Israel, mythical as that was. They have heralded these treaties as tangible signs of Israel’s willingness … Continue reading

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free publicity

Call it a journalistic infomercial. Michael Lewis. That mildly racist tone that came through in his “bearing Greek bonds” series. The ivy league style invidious comparison, and liberal jingoism wrapped in a sugar coated Northeastern style that vaguely tries to … Continue reading

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coffee,cars and the communal experience

Much better than his television series. This is a wrinkle on a what seems a new sort of interview style reality program that takes face to face out of the confines of the studio and into new contexts. Seinfeld’s production … Continue reading

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Orientalism repackaged

The Shafia trial is by any extent, a far more complex process in which the social and larger contexts seemed to outweigh the actual criminal allegations which were never definitively proven, albeit the construction of circumstantial evidence, in sum, was … Continue reading

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hitchens guide to the galaxy

To many, he might not be missed, but he left few indifferent. A collision of atheism out of the academy and into the real world. He might have done for atheism what Marcel Duchamp did for art, except in reverse: … Continue reading

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depersonalization: mission of a yuppie soul

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in … Continue reading

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Doin’ the right thing. the white stuff

Simple. A simple government.Common Sense. “Family Values” Its a common refrain that wraps up a political agenda into a wider context of right wing reactionary politics in which the apparent simplicity of the message is not detachable from a politics … Continue reading

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REALITY CHECK: AT THE NEXUS OF DEATH & LOVE

“The religion whose savior is born in the humblest circumstances, who during his three year pubic ministry consorted mainly with lowlifes, criminals, publicans and the possessed and whose harrowing death on the cross was, in the words of St. Paul, … Continue reading

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SKEPTICALLY UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE CERTAINTY OF DOUBT

Certain quotations from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ”On Certainty” ┬áseem to imply that we can doubt everything: each statement that might be true still has some aspects that might make it possible to doubt it. Certainly, the issue of Goldman-Sachs and our … Continue reading

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