Links for 11/5/07
What I've been reading while not blogging:
- Upgrading Authoritarianism in the Arab World - Very good academic roundup of recent trends
- How to Understand Islam - The New York Review of Books - I'm not sure about this review, but worth reading
- Le philosophe et le président : une certaine vision de l’Afrique - Sarkozy steals from Hegel to be a better racist - excellent piece
- Rice, Others Told to Testify in AIPAC Case - Top administration officials drawn in by lobby lawyers
- Diana Johnstone: "Fascislamism" Versus "Shoah Business" - BHL says everybody is a nazi, and anti-Americanism is anti-Semitism. There's no business like Shoah business! Also see this month's Serge Halimi piece in Le Monde Diplomatique
- waterboarding.org - All about everybody's torture technique.
- Envoys Resist Forced Iraq Duty - US diplomats not happy about being made to go to Iraq. OK, let's get everybody out then!
- Ahmed Rashid - A Second Coup in Pakistan - Superb piece on Musharaf's antics by one of the best experts on the subject
- Tariq Ali: Pakistan Sinks Deeper into Night - Another take on the coup within a coup.
- Denshawai,1906, by Alain Gresh - Colonial episode that galvanized Egyptian nationalists
- Precocious: Condi’s Party Starter - Obnoxious, shallow man wants party diplomacy
- Le Maroc hausse le ton face à l'Espagne à propos de Ceuta et Melilla - Morocco unhappy with royal visit to Spanish enclaves
- Palestinian police seal refugee camp - Fatah fights Fatah