Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Versailles, with multiple digressions

At Versailles, King Louis is the man. No silly, not that King Louie, though he was a pretty chill dude as well. This King Louis: He holds his scepter like we hold the pole in the metro, only his pole … Continue reading

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Against Chomsky?

AGAINST CHOMSKY Rancourt on Chomsky: Among activist readers Chomsky mainly serves to deepen the pathological pacifism of neutralized mainstream movements. This is mainly because almost all First World activists are of the latter variety [4] but Chomsky does not challenge … Continue reading

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On Advertising

We are continually beingĀ  taught, out there, in society. But what are we being taught? In the advertisments I see, we are taught how, precisely, according to someone, we are to live with each other: how to think, how to … Continue reading

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A Che who missed his mark, or: Terrorism reconsidered

Carlos is the new biopic/docufiction about the ultrafamous superterrorist would-be revolutionary named Carlos. He was actually named Illich, but Carlos sounded better. It was his stage name. It’s way cooler. The film is three hours long, and only about two … Continue reading

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You can have sex with me…if you’re genes are correctly configured!

So he said: you want to hop in the sack? She said: you’re Jewish ass looks good to me. Little did she know…he wasn’t Jewish!!! Even worse…he was Palestinian!!! They had had sex. Later, she claims that she was “raped” … Continue reading

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UC Undergrads: funding administrative profits

Bob Samuel’s just published in the Huff Post a solid rebuttal of some of the UC’s major claims about the financial situation. One thing I think we should never forget about the UC today is that its president earns, all … Continue reading

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Palin, stupid bigotry, Islam, Ground Zero, and bad English

Juan Cole makes reminds us of some crucial points refuting the Islamophobia revolving around the 9-11 attack. Mainly, we should recall that the dark vision and ruthless tactics of a marginalized sect called al-Qaeda have virtually nothing to do with … Continue reading

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W. Bush now ranks with the bottom five in the list of effective presidents

History in the making; or, Bush: he’s no FDR. A group of scholars (200+) at the Siena institute publish every five years a list of “best” and “worst” presidents, according to their scores in domains such as imagination, integrity, foreign … Continue reading

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The dry land: a trailer, promising a film to think about hard things

The Dry Land (see trailer here) This movie looks stellar. Spellbinding, politically provocative, poignant, well-cast, and beautifully shot. In fact, it looks like one of those dramas that helps you see how life really is. The mother’s character, her look, … Continue reading

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When they do it, it’s torture. When we do it, its…interrogation techniques.

Interrogation techniques of the enhanced variety. Anything to avoid calling a spade a spade. Torture, or the infliction of pain, broadly defined, for political purposes, is a very evil thing. We in America have always considered it a practice of … Continue reading

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