Dreams and delusions
Meanings are not imposed from one culture on to another any more than one language and one culture alone possesses the secret of how to get things done efficiently, writes Edward Said
Reform under siege
Washington's plans to transform the Middle East look increasingly naïve, writes Hala Mustafa
Re-reading the Iraq war
Recently released facts shed new light on the preparations for the war in Iraq. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses the implications
The politics we see
As spectacle dominates electoral politics, real political business is conducted elsewhere, writes Azmi Bishara
Of sheep and men
Humanity is shaped by education, science and culture, not by cloning, writes UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura
The first step
The present fragmentation of the Palestinian political polity could spell disaster. George Giacaman says new Legislative Council elections are vital
Eyes wide open
It is not ignorance that keeps the Israeli public from decrying their state's atrocities against the Palestinians. There are different kinds of blindness, writes Jonathan Cook in this reply to Ran HaCohen
Not a playground
Though the Arab resistance must continue to challenge occupation, it would do well to reassess its tactics, writes Amr Elchoubaki
A legitimate failure
A recent UN resolution on Iraq welcomed the establishment of the Interim Governing Council but stopped short of offering any legal recognition to the body as the representative of the Iraqi people...
Friends pass away, leaving a void that no one knows how to fill. The shock is worse when their death is unexpected and when one is unable to offer proper condolences when it happens...
By Salama A Salama
Apology in order?
The recent tour by Mahmoud Abbas of Gulf states has opened old wounds...
Two kinds of laureate
You are right about Nobel laureates being of two kinds. One kind produces books that continue to excite the interest of an international readership, while the other shines momentarily on receiving the prize, then fades...
By Naguib Mahfouz