October 9th, 2011
Dan: “You know, I am missing my legs. Is that an issue?”

Rebecca: “I never dated a guy because he had nice knees. But I do like nice arms.”

Love after War
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Dan: “You know, I am missing my legs. Is that an issue?”

Rebecca: “I never dated a guy because he had nice knees. But I do like nice arms.”

Love after War

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October 8th, 2011

8 Million War Horses, Forgotten Courage @ the Frontline



A few months from now, cinemas worldwide  will be packed for Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited film of Michael  Morpurgo’s bestseller for children, War Horse.

8 Million War Horses, Forgotten Courage @ the Frontline

A few months from now, cinemas worldwide will be packed for Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited film of Michael Morpurgo’s bestseller for children, War Horse.

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October 1st, 2011
Dr. Cornel West at the Occupy Wall Street protest Tuesday evening.
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Dr. Cornel West at the Occupy Wall Street protest Tuesday evening.

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Defending the “Land of the Free.”
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Defending the “Land of the Free.”

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September 26th, 2011
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

— Mahatma Gandhi

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September 15th, 2011
“Wars are fought by teenagers — you realize that; they really ought to be  fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars.”
- James Clavell

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“Wars are fought by teenagers — you realize that; they really ought to be fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars.”

- James Clavell

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September 13th, 2011
Shakespeare in Kandahar


It was Sept. 13, 2001, and I was 21 years old. Two days earlier, I had walked into Kastan’s Shakespeare class before the attacks began and walked out after the second tower had already fallen. Columbia canceled classes for two days. I spent my time at the daily student newspaper, the Spectator, where I was managing editor.On Thursday morning, the first class back was Shakespeare. Professor Kastan continued:


“I will not make a political statement today. But I will say this: This play we will discuss today is about revenge — and what demanding revenge can do to a person. I only hope that the people who will be making decisions on how to respond to Tuesday’s attacks read Titus Andronicus.”

(via utnereader and Foreign Policy)

Shakespeare in Kandahar

It was Sept. 13, 2001, and I was 21 years old. Two days earlier, I had walked into Kastan’s Shakespeare class before the attacks began and walked out after the second tower had already fallen. Columbia canceled classes for two days. I spent my time at the daily student newspaper, the Spectator, where I was managing editor.On Thursday morning, the first class back was Shakespeare. Professor Kastan continued:

“I will not make a political statement today. But I will say this: This play we will discuss today is about revenge — and what demanding revenge can do to a person. I only hope that the people who will be making decisions on how to respond to Tuesday’s attacks read Titus Andronicus.”

(via utnereader and Foreign Policy)

September 5th, 2011
August 19th, 2011
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

— Guy de Maupassant

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August 18th, 2011
Fundamental changes in society are sometimes labeled impractical or contrary to human nature—as if nuclear war were practical or as if there were only one human nature. But fundamental changes can clearly be made. We are surrounded by them. In the last two centuries abject slavery, which was with us for thousands of years, has almost entirely been eliminated in a stirring world wide revolution. Women, systematically mistreated for millennia, are gradually gaining the political and economic power traditionally denied to them. And some wars of aggression have recently been stopped or curtailed because of a revulsion felt by the people in the aggressor nations. The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism and to rabid nationalism are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet.

— Carl Sagan

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August 15th, 2011
Don’t confuse me with the evidence. My mind’s made up.

Don’t confuse me with the evidence. My mind’s made up.

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