Politics Sunday

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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)

Financial Times: “Global super-rich no longer look so benign.” Hey FT, I’m glad you came around, but when were the rich benign, again? (via Bookforum)

Remember how the FBI said they figured out who killed all those people with anthrax? Well, it turns out they just drove an innocent man to suicide. (via Bookslut)

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.”


Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →