Why is it that I find better political links when I read through literary sites than when I go to political blogs?
“If I want to be remembered for anything it’s for introducing a different way of thinking about the world, whether it’s about war, about human rights, about equality…And that the power ultimately rests in the people themselves.” — Howard Zinn at Big Think. (via Book Bench)
Omar Hammami was brought up Southern Baptist in Alabama. When he was a teenager he liked Shakespeare and Kurt Cobain. He’s now a leader in the Jihadist movement Shabab in Somalia. (via The Morning News)
The U.S. has stopped airlifting Haitian medical patients because of “an apparent dispute over where seriously injured patients should be taken for treatment.”