Archive for March, 2007

The Trouble With Iran

Monday, March 5th, 2007

When it comes to information on Iran, avoid at all costs the murky paranoia and the colloidal stodge oozing from the blogs and columns of the weird-nasties of the ‘decent-left’ persuasion.
If you read one article to inform you about the state of affairs in Iran, make sure it’s Fred Halliday’s authoritative overview published in openDemocracy. […]

Profile: Tahmima Anam

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

A Golden Age, a novel by Tahmima Anam, is set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh Liberation War (Mukti Judhho) of 1971.
Tahmima stayed in Bangladesh between 2000 and 2002 to collate research material for her PhD from Harvard University, upon which she drew for the novel. She comes from an illustrious family in Bangladesh; […]

The Big Brzezinski on the Iraq War

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

This is part of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s address to the Senate on the end to war in Iraq:
A mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and potentially expanding war is already being articulated. Initially justified by false claims about WMD’s in Iraq, the war is now being redefined as the “decisive ideological […]

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