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Book Rate Digested Book Reviews: February 2005

Note: (RB) = Robert Birnbaum; (RLW) = RL Whalen; (JT) = Janice Tsai; (AK) = Angie Kritenbrink; (MB) equals Matt Borondy; (DM) = Drew McNaughton, and soon enough there will be other abbreviations to deal with. Links go to Amazon.com. Articles of War – Nick Arvin (Doubleday, 178 pp.) For the record, I am going […]

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Anthony Knaff Photography

Lumine by Anthony Knaff

Lumine photos by Anthony Knaff

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Book Rate Digested Book Reviews: December 2004

Digested book review covering Bill Hicks, Arundhati Roy and other new releases.

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Prose Poems (Five)

Prose Poems by J. Reuben Appelman, Allison Benis, Lorene Delany-Ullman, Beth Understahl, and Gail Wronsky You will be accounted for… by J. Reuben Appelman You will be accounted for as an incumbent and my vote will be to suck out your mango head. And with gay enchantment. End quote. You are always balding from the […]

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The Silenced Majority

An excerpt from Amy Goodman’s The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them From The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them by Amy Goodman Published by Hyperion, April 2004 Copyright © 2004 Amy Goodman with David Goodman The […]

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In the Company of Soldiers

From In the Company of Soldiers by Rick Atkinson Published by Henry Holt; March 2004; $25.00US/$36.95CAN; 0-8050-7561-5 Copyright © 2004 Rick Atkinson They found the sergeant’s body at midmorning on Saturday, April 12, 2003, just where an Iraqi boy had said it would be: in a shallow grave in south Baghdad, near the Highway 8 […]

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Book Rate Digested Book Reviews: January/February 2004

A digested book "review": cheap shots, glib commentary, shameless advocacy of insidious ideology of social and economic justice and idiosyncratic and totally arbitrary choices of books that come our way via our gallant and steadfast UPS drivers and other routes. Also, this is for 1) people who don’t want to shell out two hundred dollars […]

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The Institutions of American Militarism: An excerpt from Chalmers Johnson’s The Sorrows of Empire

I learned, for example, the secret that contrary to all public declarations, President Eisenhower had delegated to major theater commanders the authority to initiate nuclear attacks under certain circumstances, such as outage of communications with Washington — an almost daily occurrence in those days — or presidential incapacitation (twice suffered by President Eisenhower). This delegation […]

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Back Page: November 2003

Grammar is overrated > She helped raise my sister and I, and we haven’t completely screwed > anything up. Yet. except, perhaps, the english language. peter   RE: Janette Turner whoa, so I’ve been to the temple that Janette Turner Hospital is talking about a few weeks back. Except that the politicians go to another […]

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Konundrum Engine Literary Review

Matt and Robert, Just wanted to let you guys know about the Konundrum Engine Literary Review, an online journal of fiction, poetry and more. We have featured: +Fiction by Lee Klein, Paul Toth, David Barringer, and Stephen Dixon +Poetry by Jon Woodward, Zoe Landale and Oni Buchanan +Interview with Steve Almond, Matthew Derby, and TC […]

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Snark vs. Snork

While skimming through idt just now, I came across the word “snark” more than once. It is important for those readers who aren’t up on the lingo to know that snark means “a system failure” of sorts. Not to be confused with Snork (see illustration), a mildly lovable but nonetheless lame step cousin of the […]

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Back Page: September 2003

NOAM CHOMSKY W. BERNIE DWYER [Bernie Dwyer]…Are you familiar with the case of the five Cuban political prisoners in the US who were incarcerated for fighting against terrorism? [Noam Chomsky] That’s an amazing case! Cuba approached the United States with an offer to cooperate in combating terrorism and, in fact, the FBI sent people to […]

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Back Page: July 2003

Jane Smiley Gwen Glazer cites Robert Birnbaum’s interview with Jane Smiley in a review of Smiley’s latest book.   CJRS Radio Montreal www.cjrsradio.com Nouveau sur le webb demande special accepte   The 19th Floor Hello Bloggers and Tech Heads: Through a stint having my readers guest-blog on my blog, I met Mark Siegel and his […]

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Back Page: June 2003

Field-Tested Books: Summer Reading 2003 Matt, Thought that as a book lover you might find this interesting. http://www.coudal.com/reading.php For Coudal Partners’ "Field-Tested Books: Summer Reading 2003," our 25 contributors reviewed books they read in various locations, some exotic, some mundane. The reviews are sorted by location, i.e. where the books were read, and each one […]

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Back Page: May 2003

United Nations report "confirms"–Fatwa on American Woman Novelist Kola Boof News Release: A report presented on the floor of the United Nations confirms that a "Fatwa" was issued against the life of American writer Kola Boof as early as July of 2002…by the government of Sudan! To obtain a transcript of the actual United Nations […]

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