Gerry Canavan

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This Is Why Your Parents Are Totally Crazy Now

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I don’t think I’d ever actually watched a full segment of Glenn Beck before this morning. My god. My god.

There Is Great Chaos under Heaven – The Situation Is Excellent

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Žižek v. Mubarak (and v. the West): Here, then, is the moment of truth: one cannot claim, as in the case of Algeria a decade ago, that allowing truly free elections equals delivering power to Muslim fundamentalists. Another liberal worry is that there is no organised political power to take over if Mubarak goes. Of course there is not; Mubarak took care of that by reducing all opposition to marginal ornaments, so that the result is like the title of the famous Agatha Christie novel, And Then There Were None. The argument for Mubarak – it’s either him or chaos – is an argument against him.

The hypocrisy of western liberals (editor’s note: please see here) is breathtaking: they publicly supported democracy, and now, when the people revolt against the tyrants on behalf of secular freedom and justice, not on behalf of religion, they are all deeply concerned. Why concern, why not joy that freedom is given a chance? Today, more than ever, Mao Zedong’s old motto is pertinent: “There is great chaos under heaven – the situation is excellent.”

Where, then, should Mubarak go? Here, the answer is also clear: to the Hague. If there is a leader who deserves to sit there, it is him.

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February 1, 2011 at 11:08 am


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Aaron Bady at zunguzungu has a characteristically excellent roundup of links and commentary on the situation in Egypt. I stole the picture from him, too.

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January 28, 2011 at 11:36 am


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Deadlines, travel, and the general chaos of my life have kept me from keeping up properly with what’s going on in Tunisia, but zunguzungu has the links and commentary necessary to get me caught up.

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January 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm