ولكن من يقرأ ويتعظ في دولة قرر شعبها، من خلال انتخابات نيابية، وقرر سياسيوها من خلال مجلس مختار، تسليم امورنا لمجموعة من المتزمتين الدينيين الكارهين للاصلاح، حتى ولو انتموا له اسما؟
-"My peace is gone, my heart is heavy"
"The Evil One has left, the evil ones remain".
Violent Islamic radicals know they are heretical
"During the 20th century, a militant piety erupted in almost every major world faith: in Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Confucianism, as well as in Judaism, Christianity and Islam It is often called "fundamentalism". Its aim is to bring God and/or religion from the sidelines back to centre stage... fundamentalists are rebels who have separated themselves irrevocably and on principle from the main body of the faithful."
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
Next We Take Tehran
"President Bush may or may not order a massive aerial bombardment of Iran later this year. Or he may wait until 2007. Or he may simply escalate a risky confrontation with Iran through covert action and economic sanctions. But whatever the next act in the crisis, don’t be fooled by the assertion that the problem is Iran’s pursuit of nuclear arms."
And in Poland:
Identical twins are now the President and the prime minister...and they intend to fire up a 'moral revolution'
"Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive."
(Jon Stewart fans, heads up)
Labyrinths: Borges haunts the pages of new books from three Latin American maestros
(Martínez, Bolaño and Galeano)
The Village Voice
And for people who like history that is written with ease, who are interested in the history of religion and philosophy and who like to trace the origins of things..
It's an easy read, and it plays a game of "six degrees of separation" between religions, philosophers and historical moments that we all know, but don't often link (even though we should)