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“How we live our lives does not,unfortunately depend on us alone.Circumstances,good or bad,constantly intervene.A person close to us die.A person not so close to us carries on living.All these things affect how we live.”
Tariq Ali, The Stone Woman
“If every single Jew born anywhere in the world has the right to become an Israeli citizen, then all the Palestinians who were chucked out of Palestine by the Zionist Government should have the same right, very simple.”
Tariq Ali
“Proximity to power has an unsurprising ability to mutate a politician's spinal cord into bright yellow jelly.”
Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
“This is the permanent tension that lies at the heart of a capitalist democracy and is exacerbated in times of crisis. In order to ensure the survival of the richest, it is democracy that has to be heavily regulated rather than capitalism.”
Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
“و البشر منقسمون إلى فئتين لا ثالث لهما. أوغاد مستنيرون، أو حمقى متدينون”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
“الخيارات بسيطة و واضحة. أن نتحول أو أن نقتل، أو أن نموت و سيوفنا في أيدينا”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
“Monotonous talk of the end of American hegemony, the universal cliché of the period, is mostly a way of avoiding mounting a serious opposition to it.”
Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
“في كل أربع وعشرون ساعة هناك دائماً ساعة يملؤها الغم و الرثاء للنفس، و الارتباك و الرغبة في رؤية وجوه أخرى، و لكنها مجرد ساعة لا تلبث أن تمر”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
“في أزمنة الجهالة، على المرء ان يتعلم فن الجهالة”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
“That natural disasters are required to provide Americans with a glimpse of reality in their own country is an indication of the deep rot infecting the official political culture.”
Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
“[Taken from a BBC documentary]

Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents.”
Tariq Ali
“Oh my son,” sighed Ama. “I was talking to the shadows of the pomegranate trees. At least they will be here when we are all gone.”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
“The heathen could only be eliminated as a force if their culture was completely erased.”
Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree


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