Tag Archives: Lawrence of Arabia

rolls over rubies

Men and their cars. ¬†Fetish object? idolatry? The freedom machine? Below: ¬†Colonel T.E. Lawrence at the wheel of an armored Rolls-Royce in 1918. He later wrote:”A Rolls in the desert was above rubies.” (see link at end)…He would eventually command … Continue reading

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hero worship: pretense to reason and purpose

Our generation is in difficulties about its heroes. The individual hero, defined as the personification of what the age intends to be, has become a wraith. Heroes will not thrive in every moral climate, but that does not stop us … Continue reading

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Yet their brows touched heaven

The blur of identity is fundamental to the Arab consciousness and the history of the Arab peoples has been a perennial struggle to resolve it: an alternation of confusion , self-awareness and doubt, mixed with something that transcends frontiers and … Continue reading

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forced shrinkage

That they tend to be narrow-minded, petty, self-righteous, sexist and parasitical is a notwithstanding issue. The point is the Haredim as they are called, the ultra-orthodox tend to be sprouting lie like proverbial tomatoes at the end of summer, falling … Continue reading

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built in obsolescence: vintage violence

In a first statement,somewhat off-guard, Gilad Shalit expressed support for the freeing of all Palestinian prisoners, if they do not turn around and engage against terror attacks against Israel, according to Al-Jazeera. While Palestinians are holding extensive celebration in Gaza, … Continue reading

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genet’s existence and essence

Complexity of atmosphere and motive. Are morality and aesthetics mutually exclusive? In the case of Jean Genet, does eroticizing the victims, often his own lovers, wipe the slate clean, peeling away the layers of Judeo-Chrisitian morality? Jean Genet always put … Continue reading

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Art and Misdeameanors

”All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may … Continue reading

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