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The Non-Existence of Norway

Slavoj Zizek
London Review of Books

"Both solutions sound bad, but which is worse? To paraphrase Stalin, they are both worse. The greatest hypocrites are those who call for open borders. They know very well this will never happen: it would instantly trigger a populist revolt in Europe. They play the beautiful soul, superior to the corrupted world while continuing to get along in it. The anti-immigrant populist also knows very well that, left to themselves, people in Africa and the Middle East will not succeed in solving their own problems and changing their societies. Why not? Because we in Western Europe are preventing them from doing so. It was Western intervention in Libya that threw the country into chaos. It was the US attack on Iraq that created the conditions for the rise of Islamic State. The ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic between the Christian south and the Muslim north is not just an explosion of ethnic hatred, it was triggered by the discovery of oil in the north: France and China are fighting for the control of resources through their proxies. It was a global hunger for minerals, including coltan, cobalt, diamonds and copper, that abetted the ‘warlordism’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s and early 2000s." [...read more]


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Russia & Hizbullah begin withdrawal from Syria - Juan Cole / Informed Comment (3/16)
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Terrorism science: 5 insights into jihad in Europe / Nature (3/14)
Who Owns Kafka? - Judith Butler / London Review of Books (3/13)
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The End Of Empire? - Gilbert Achcar / New Left Review (3/11)
The Return of Public Vulgarity - Slavoj Zizek / Newsweek (3/10)
Rebirth of the real left - Serge Halimi / Le Monde diplomatique (3/9)
How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel’s Coffers - J. Cook / Counterpunch (3/9)
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Michael Bloomberg Says He Won’t Run for President / NY Times (3/7)
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On the front line with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards - Robert Fisk / The Independent (2/25)
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Letter to Bernie / MERIP (2/15)
If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could die / Washington Post (2/13)


Books of Interest



Barradori / Habermas / Derrida - Philosophy in a Time of Terror

Jean Baudrillard - The Spirit of Terrorism

Noam Chomsky - Middle East Illusions

Noam Chomsky - Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror (DVD)

Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent (DVD)

N. Finkelstein - Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Marshall Hodgson - The Venture of Islam

Albert Hourani - History of the Arab World

Paul Krugman - The Great Unraveling

Fawzi Mansour - The Arab World

Roy Mottahedeh - An Introduction to Shi'i Islam

Sheldon Rampton/John Stauber - Weapons of Mass Deception

Richards / Waterbury - A Political Economy of the Middle East

Edward Said - Covering Islam

Edward Said / Christopher Hitchens - Blaming the Victims

Jalal Toufic - Over-Sensitivity (Sun & Moon Classics, No 119)

Jalal Toufic / David / Sadek - Tamass 1

United Nations - Arab Human Development Report 2002

United Nations - Arab Human Development Report 2003

Paul Virilio - Ground Zero

Immanuel Wallerstein - The Decline of American Power

Slavoj Zizek - Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle

Slavoj Zizek - Welcome to the Desert of the Real


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