Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dancing to the Drums of War

“Set the world on fire,” the song belted out, so as the rockets fell we danced. Strobe-lights flashed and colored orbs flickered through the park where the party was being held, across the highway from a kibbutz entrance. The sound … Continue reading

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What Living Under Fire Showed Me About the Asymmetries of this War

I had just gotten on the train at the HaHaganah station in South Tel Aviv when the alarm went off. The train, which had just started to move, stopped. An announcement came on over the speaker system: “there is a … Continue reading

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This is not a defensive action – It is a war of aggression and an electoral ploy. Once again, the Israeli government is playing politics with the innocent lives of the Palestinian people and its own citizens.

‘…ויאמר אלהים נעשה אדם בצלמנו כדמותנו’  My heart, prayers and solidarity go out to the people of Gaza suffering at this very moment, and to the people of Israel endangered by the recklessness of their government. As Israel escalates its offensive … Continue reading

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The Republicans aren’t the party in crisis: the Democrats are.

As the media and pundits begin to process the results of last night’s election, the consensus is that the Republican Party is in crisis. It pandered too far to white people and religious conservatives. It alienated Hispanics with it’s hardline … Continue reading

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Advice from György Lukács on Dealing with Cognitive Dissonance

From History and Class Consciousness by György Lukács: I think that I would be departing from the truth if I were to attempt to iron out the glaring contradictions of that period by artificially construction an organic development and fitting it into … Continue reading

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