This is a review of Mirror of the Arab World: Lebanon in Conflict by Sandra Mackey. W. W. Norton. 2008.
The Iron Age remains unearthed in Kodungallur included a part of a wooden canoe and bollards (stakes used to secure canoes and boats) giving the first archaeological evidence that trade was indeed part of human activity even in those Iron Age days.
“Once you found me, what exactly where you going to do? “ I finally managed to look him in the eye, where I found nothing at all, no life, no death, nothing.
I believe that Holland failed where Spain succeeded because the former just didn’t have that cohesiveness, and that captain.
“It is only when you actually live with the reality of the perceptions, misunderstandings, and genuine grievances one holds for the other that it is possible to grasp just how close both the Arabs and the West are to falling into a chasm of conflict destructive to both.”
As the Swami expressed a wish to shift to the fellow Bengali’s place, Sundarama Iyer was naturally reluctant to let him go, and the Swami pacified him saying that “we Bengalis are a clannish people.”
This is a review of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World by Samantha Power. Allen Lane, 2008.
When I say to the world that men and women are the same, I do not understand why everyone points to their private parts.
Before the cock crows thrice,
She will come, she will come.
This is a review of 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris. Yale University Press. 2008.