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Gulf Stream in Trouble

March 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Climate Change, Man-made Disaster, Oceans, Uncategorized

Press Release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 03/24/2015  Atlantic Ocean overturning found to slow down already today The Atlantic overturning is one of Earth’s most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northwards and cold water southwards.  Also known as the Gulf Stream system, it is responsible for the mild climate in […]

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Dawn Clements @ Pierogi: hurry!

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The latest show of Dawn Clements’ magisterial work is up now at the Pierogi gallery — but only until 29 March. So hurry to 177 North 9th Street in Brooklyn to catch it! Here’s the Press Release: Pierogi is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Dawn Clements. In addition to continuing to explore […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (16)

March 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals,Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists ·Edit The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (16th installment) P a r t  I V The Western Exclusion of Islam 31 In a world in which interference reigns, on a planet subject to globalization, one must use the […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (10)

March 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (10th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 21 We’ll begin with the first conjunction and its effects on Egypt.  In the beginning of the 1970s, to fight against the Left, Sadat supported the return to […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (8)

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (8th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 17 In 750 the Abbasids unseated the Umayyads by trying to charge the function of the caliph with sacred character through the spiritual legitimacy conferred by belonging to […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (6)

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Essays, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (6th installment) P A R T II A Genealogy of Fundamentalism 12 The movement that tried to take power in the lifetime of Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab came to nothing. The troops of the viceroy of Egypt’s, Mohammed ‘Ali (1769-1848), […]

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Just out from La Otra: Mawqif by PJ + Video

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Coming Monday the serialization of Abdelwabab Meddeb’s The Malady of Islam will continue. Meanwhile, a station break: Mawqif  Título: Mawqif Antólogo: Pierre Joris Contenido: Poesía luxemburguesa Colección: Temblor de cielo Idioma: Español Editorial: La Otra y Instituto de Cultura de Durango, Conaculta Páginas: 288 Tamaño: 14 x 21 cm. Tipo de Encuadernación: Rústico Año: 2013 […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (3)

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (3rd installment) 4. If we look simultaneously at science, the state of technology and the state of the arts, we can say that Islamic civilization kept pace with what was happening in Europe until the baroque and classical eras. […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (2)

February 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation, Uncategorized

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (2nd installment) 2. The Islamic world has been unceasingly  inconsolable in its destitution. It knew one very high point of civilization, accompanied by the boldness of hegemony. If we go back to the notion of “world capital” as proposed […]

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All-American Fascist Terror in Action

February 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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