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How Finkelstein Broke the Trauma Bond?

Finkelstein is not just a public intellectual, however: there is something too explosive about the subjects he writes about for that category to completely contain him. He acts out a role that is Grecian in its cosmopolitanism, Abrahamic in its … Continue reading

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Alan Dershowitz’ Long Reach

When Halle’s (Germany) Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology had invited Norman Finkelstein for a public lecture on freedom of expression in academia (see description below) and hosting a closed workshop on his new book project, Gaza – an Inquest Into its … Continue reading

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Faking the Facts

A yelling press secretary, Sean Spicer, a former public affairs officer of the US Navy reserve, bawled the press at the White House yesterday and forcefully tried to set the record straight: his boss’ inauguration was attended by more people than ever. … Continue reading

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Where is Mitribah?

Temperatures the last couple of days in Kuwait and southern Iraq broke long-standing records for Asia with reaching 54 centigrades (129 F) in Mitribah and Basrah (on July 21 and 22, respectively), see here. Weather historian Christopher C. Burt even … Continue reading

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Bazm wa Razm

Update below I have written about the two Kharraqan towers before, see here. Both had been heavily damaged in a 2002 earthquake. They are located about one km west to the village of Hisar-i Valiasr and 33 km west to … Continue reading

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