@ Pajama media: Defending Marty Peretz? I'm not so sure anymore. His latest post on the Spine reeks too much of reckless, self-indulgent, undemocratic sentiments
@ The Spine: Peretz's beef: too many ultra orthodox Jews in Israel Page 2 Page 3
@ Mick's: More Islamic Science, this time the connection between breast cancer, American women and the number of sexual partners (200-300 before graduating college)
@ The Spine: Peretz undecided: How to Lieberman without Liebermanning? Page 2
@ Terry Glavin's: In partial defence of Peretz
@ Bob's: Unsatisfactory conclusion of the One State solution kerfuffle
@ The Spine: Once again: Yosef Ovadia's End of time fantasy irks some people Page 2
Why is it that Jewish end of times fantasies bother people so? Why is there an attendant suspicion that the fantasy is just a precedent of some action? And why is such suspicion taken with such serious agitation of the spirit?
@ Pyramidion: The Egyptian blogger is a doctor with a deep interest in history, a penchant for TS Eliot's poetry which he quotes as his guiding light: " “We shall not cease from exploration".
His blog is an interesting demonstration of Egyptian intellectual classes, a strange mixture of nationalist pride, reverse-Orientalism and conspiracy theories, all served in a sauce of anti-Zionist jargon to boot.
A thoroughly depressing blog.
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Sunday, January 09, 2011