Thursday, April 21, 2011

There are a handful of images in memory that haunt, agitate, perturb like the image above. The photojournalist, Chris Hondros who captured the scene, was killed recently along with Tim Hetherington in Libya.

An affectionate piece: A Photojournalist Remembered

As for the child, Samar?

Photojournalism, Ethics and the Afterlife of a Photograph

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On Iran

This month's edition of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, featuring "Frenemies: Iran and America since 1900" by Douglas Little.

Origins is a free, non-commercial publication from the Public History Initiative and eHistory in Ohio State University's History Department.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Left and Libya

And by left, I don't mean simply anyone who fails to reproduce the exact high decibel quack of the Bachmann wing of the Republican Party.

An interesting exchange some of you might find interesting.

What the Arab peoples signify to us” by the renowned French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy (in the original French)

A disappointed response: An open letter from Alain Badiou to Jean-Luc Nancy

And finally, Gianni Vattimo's Philosophers at War