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Excellent Horse-Like Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently machine-gunned his former girlfriend, a pop singer.

Sincere?

Today I found myself, not for the first time, arguing with a friend whether the U.S. under Bush was “sincere” in its desire to bring democracy to the Middle East. I went back to an April 2003 article by Josh Marshall, in which he lays out the grand vision neoconservatives had at the time, improbable as it was, in the first days of the war in Iraq.

Links 20 August 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 20 August 2013.

Revolution: Game Over

Cold-blooded, premeditated, state-sponsored killing. The Egyptian revolution is over, it seems, and it failed.

Links 23 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.

Links 20 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.

Moment of Rupture

“When I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of…the features of an orangutan.”

Links 15 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 15 July 2013.

The Paradoxes of the Egyptian Moment

The February 2011 revolutionaries found themselves in the unenviable position of having achieved a key demand — free and fair elections — which nevertheless set Egypt on a course that was in direct conflict with the rest of their demands — namely for an open, inclusive, and participatory society based on human dignity and social reform.

Links 09 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 09 July 2013.