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2005
On democracy
Ghosts of the left
Conning history
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Free for all
3 February 2005
Contemplating Bush's speeches there is the temptation to discuss words and their meanings. But Bush does not write his own speeches. Commentaries on his inaugural address of 20 January in the US press make it clear that Michael Girson was responsible for the speech which underwent 22 revisions....more
Identity and democracy
18 April 2010
One cannot help but notice in the course of the ongoing debate on democracy and reform in the Arab world that those who are most adamant in denying the existence of such a thing as Arab identity are the quickest to lump all these countries together when it comes to criticising them....more
Notes on violence
15 April 2010
The urge towards violence is an instinct human beings inherited from the animal kingdom. Proponents of totalitarian ideologies that tolerate or even encourage violence as a legitimate means towards an end take refuge in this legacy from the stuggle to survive....more
When is a Terrorist a soldier?
18 April 2010
Ariel Sharon condemned the Jewish terrorist attack against a bus in Shfaram last Thursday in the harshest terms. His vehemence, however, was not inspired by any compassion for the Arab victims but by the opportunity to turn this event to his advantage....more
Reform and the Rentier State
18 April 2010
The democratic transformation of Latin America and Eastern Europe came about when the ruling elites of those countries found it impossible to perpetuate their rule through the usual means and instruments....more
Imperialism and its Young Admirers
4 April 2010
Democracy talk was a sham, and realists in Washington are getting worried as the vacant character of the neo-cons is exposed for what it is: adolescent, dangerous bravado...more
The American Way of Death
4 April 2010
Draped beneath a flag and accompanied by a band or floating bloated on the surface of toxic flood waters: there are different ways to die in Bush's America...more
The politics of self-interest
4 April 2010
The neo-conservatives may be tied to ideological consistency but it has never been the true driving force of US policy. That, writes Azmi Bishara, is all about money, and nothing will get in its way...more
Arabs and Democrats
31 March 2010
Syria, writes Azmi Bishara, is currently the victim of a version of identity politics that betrays history as much as it does identity...more
The art of waiting
2 June 2009
A Palestinian national project pretending to be a state and imitating Israeli rituals of statehood, but without a state. But where is liberation...more
Conjuring Tricks
31 March 2010
In an age in which an individual from any social class anywhere in the world can grasp the meaning of political freedom, political sovereignty can no longer be expressed without democracy. Nor, it would appear, is it possible to imagine democracy without an electoral process for selecting rulers, whether through elected voting delegates or through direct polls....more
Beyond Good and Evil
31 March 2010
From the Circus Maximus to the Brandenburg Gate, summer is one big party. And still the world's poorest are dying in their millions...more
Doomed but at what cost?
19 May 2005
Lebanon is just a pawn in a ruefully naïve American game to get to Syria...more
Amman massacre
17 November 2005
The atrocities in Amman are not only testament to the bankruptcy of the war on terror, but indications of the deep rifts which have grown in the Third World as a result of neoliberal ideologies run amok,...more
Death, lies and politics
24 February 2005
Whatever the true legacy of Rafiq Al-Hariri, it will be shredded and reassembled to fit the goals of others,...more
From Palestinian to Arab cause
6 October 2005
The lassitude of Arab regimes has transformed the Palestinian cause from a rallying point for Arab dignity to a shameful concert of capitulation,...more
Deconstructing disengagement
23 August 2005
Despite the smokescreen of his face-off with Gaza's settlers, Sharon has not changed course from his war on the Palestinians,...more
 
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