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Entries from January 30th, 2008

Heshie’s Neo-Con-undrum?

January 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Essays

Have any of you guys seen Heshie? From the what took so long to register this absurd accusation file?—comes this appropriately conspiratorial (read Jewish Neo-Cons ad nauseum) story from one of the prototypical our persecutory fantasies are “news” outlets that inundate the Arab media, Al Arabiya. News flash to Arab media fantasists peddling Antisemitic conspiracies, […]

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Pres. Bush and La Trahison Des Clercs of Our Time

January 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Essays

Julien Benda in his classic 1928 La Trahison des Clercs (The Treason of the Intellectuals) decried with prophetic accuracy how the abandonment of objective truth abetted totalitarian ideologies, which lead to the cataclysmic destruction of World War II. La Trahison des Clercs of our time remains the nearly complete failure of Western intellectuals to study, […]

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Durand—Durand (Line) Jihad: Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s Legacy in Pakistan & Afghanistan

January 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Essays

Young Pakistani supporters of President Zia-ul-Haq holding commemorative posters. K.N. Pandita, former Director of the Centre of Central Asian Studies at Kashmir University, writing in The Daily Pioneer (India) examines the roots of the failure to “eradicate” (putting matters mildly) Taliban style jihadism in Afghanistan: Much as the George Bush Administration may expect the tribal […]

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