Articles and Essays

This is a collection of articles and essays that I’ve found interesting in some way or another. As I find articles I’ll add them to this list, and feel free to leave a link in a comment to an article you found interesting.

Living With the Holocaust – by Sara Roy

“In the post-Holocaust world, Jewish memory has faltered–even failed–in one critical respect: it has excluded the reality of Palestinian suffering and Jewish culpability therein. As a people, we have been unable to link the creation of Israel with the displacement of the Palestinians.”

Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word – by Glen Greenwald

“All of this would be an interesting though not terribly important semantic matter if not for the fact that the term Terrorist plays a central role in our political debates.  It is the all-justifying term for anything the U.S. Government does.  Invasions, torture, due-process-free detentions, military commissions, drone attacks,

Journalism and ‘the Words of Power’ – by Robert Fisk

“Shitting on CTV was way out of line,” the reporter complained. I doubted, personally, if the word ‘shitting’ would find its way onto CTV. But then, neither does ‘genocide’.

Politics and the English Language – by George Orwell

“Now that I have made this catalogue of swindles and perversions, let me give another example of the kind of writing that they lead to. This time it must of its nature be an imaginary one. I am going to translate a passage of good English into modern English of the worst sort.”

Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word


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