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“ Inevitably came the time when he angrily repudiated his former paladin Yasser Arafat. In fact, he described him to me as 'the Palestinian blend of Marshal Petaín and Papa Doc.' But the main problem, alas, remained the same. In Edward's moral universe, Arafat could at last be named as a thug and a practitioner of corruption and extortion. But he could only be identified as such to the extent that he was now and at last aligned with an American design. Thus the only truly unpardonable thing about ...more ”
“ As he defended the book one evening in the early 1980s at the Carnegie Endowment in New York, I knew that some of what he said was true enough, just as some of it was arguably less so. (Edward incautiously dismissed 'speculations about the latest conspiracy to blow up buildings or sabotage commercial airliners' as the feverish product of 'highly exaggerated stereotypes.') Covering Islam took as its point of departure the Iranian revolution, which by then had been fully counter-revolutionized by ...more ”
New York women reading women authors, all around the city
[close] New York women reading women authors, all around the city
4 members, last active 40 days ago
A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent …more
[close] A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance & James Morcan. This group can also be an intersection of sorts where Deaf and hearing people can engage and learn from each other.
1,219 members, last active 15 days ago
Summertime is a terrific time to pick up a good book! Join other Round Lake Library readers in …more
[close] Summertime is a terrific time to pick up a good book! Join other Round Lake Library readers in Adult Summer Reading at both branches of the Round Lake Library, from June 26th through August 31st!
2 members, last active 9 years ago
The purpose of this group is to meet and discuss mythopoeic literature. Homer. Appolonius of Rho…more
[close] The purpose of this group is to meet and discuss mythopoeic literature. Homer. Appolonius of Rhodes. Dante Alighieri. Thomas Malory. Edmund Spenser. John Milton. George MacDonald. G.K. Chesterton. C.S. Lewis. Charles Williams. J.R.R. Tolkien. Cordwainer Smith. R.A. Lafferty. James Blaylock. Tim Powers. Add your own favorites. You should join if you "bow not yet before the Iron Crown." We'll do "stuff" at "events". Read a Chesterton essay. Recite an Eliot poem. Examine 60s science fiction. Watch a Shakespeare performance. I don't know. Stuff. We'll figure it out.
6 members, last active 2 years ago