If the past is a guide, there will always be war. And if the past is a guide, Germany is just using this phony peace as a cover for re-building the Luftwaffe (by the way, even though that's a joke, I ain't ruling out the possibility).. The point to Benveniste is that each side, at the extremes, has been relying upon its moral narratives for so long that we have all forgotten that we are living in a state of historical hibernation. Wars and militarism (and even overblown nationalism) can abate- maybe in fits and starts, maybe with back-sliding like these last seven years, maybe with last gasps of violence (like the Khmer Rouge ruled what is now a tourist destination 30 years later). The ARE other horizons beside war, and instead of the bad pulling down the good over again, it could go the other way.
Iran's Rohani calls for more freedom of expression, says that gov't critics shouldn't be jailed (AP)
from the article: Deja vu
Six of the journalists are being held in administrative detention; Shin Bet says all are suspected of involvement in terrorist activity or organizations.12:06 03.05.16 | 3 comments
Let them come. Let them come in droves. Let artists like Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt bring Israelis who need to hear it, a message of social justice and freedom for Palestinians.18:17 03.05.16 | 0 comments