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Archive for January, 2009

Concluding a recent zeitgeist style article, Australian public intellectual Clive Hamilton provides words of caution for Generation Y:
But those under 30 will find an economy in recession a strange and scary place. No more flitting between jobs; if you’ve got a good one, hang on to it for dear life. And make the boss […]

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Crisis Notes

I don’t have time to write a post at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I can’t just link to things I find worthy of note.
Note 1: Sara Roy in the London Review of Books, in a detailed description of Israel’s blockade on Gaza and how it has it has been effectively starving the […]

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A Donagh post from before Christmas had me rushing off to Jim Carroll’s blog bit on the Irish T***s site to look over the latter’s choice of albums of the year. This was somewhat of a pointless exercise - as I’m still getting up to speed with the year 1998. As always with […]

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The Remnants of Humanity

Last night on Newsnight the phrase ‘deterrent’ was used by the Israeli ambassador to the UK to explain why his country was killing so many Palestinian civilians. Paxman, whose famously assertive style of interrogation is based on trying to find out ‘why this lying bastard is lying to me’, had asked what Israel had hoped […]

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GREGORY’S BOY

[ Tony Gregory in 1986 with Moore St. Traders - from RTE Obituary Gallery ]
Tony Gregory’s death comes straight out of the blue for me - as, from down here in France, I wasn’t even aware he was ill. World by Storm over at Cedar Lounge has posted far more eloquently than I ever will […]

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[Dieudonné on a French advertising pillar in a characteristically tasteful advert for a previous one-man-show]
In bringing in the new year (that thus far doesn’t look like being much of an improvement on the fetid worm-ridden stool we just left in the toilet bowl of time) I get to use for the first time a tag […]

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