...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Chile and the United States:
Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973
via open democracy
Mondoweiss on the current trial in Israel viz. the death of Rachel Corrie
Mr Fish does Fla Quranflagration.
meanwhile, in Afghanistan...
and it looks like once again the real cause of another "energy-related" catastrophe is the marketplace's inability to conform to anything like human moral standards, as the San Bruno Ca gas explosion appears to have been the result of PG&E, the local utility company, experiencing restructuring, deregulation, downsizing, and general adherence to the "fellate the shareholders" ethic.

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