have a closer look, it’s blood. Artist Life During Wartime, says that before the invasion of Iraq he was fooled into believing “it was going to be a short, ugly, bloody war and that American influence in the Middle East was going to be triumphant.” scholarly works to his credit.) But candor is typical of […]
Archives for January 2008
Center for Public Integrity collects the aaaeulcan lies that took us to war in Iraq. One section highlights write: President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years […]
The epigraph on “NO!art MAN,” a major 2001 documentary about Boris Lurie, who died earlier this month, says it all: “In a time of wars and extermination, aesthetic exercises and decorative patterns are not enough.” Those are Lurie’s words, and now they might as well serve as his epitaph. obit by Colin Moynihan in The […]
Does it matter to the pols running for prez? Does it matter to the people voting for the pols? Let’s see whether the 655,000 estimated earlier by researchers from Johns Hopkins. Yes, the numbers are all over the lot, depending on the source and methodology. Here’s a count of whatever.
The flag-waving has begun, if it ever stopped: After so many years of fear and loathing, we had almost forgotten what it’s like to feel good about our country. On Thursday night, that long-dormant emotion came rushing back, like an old dream that pops out of the deepest recesses of memory, suddenly as clear as […]