If you made plot-straightening notes after Pulp Fiction, or ran Memento backwards, and still feel the world isn’t ordered and explicable enough, take a look at this obsessive-compulsive wonderfulness, and weep with joy.
Edward Said: The Iraq War
17 April 2003
‘This is the most reckless war in modern times. It is all about imperial arrogance unschooled in worldliness, unfettered either by competence or experience, undeterred by history or human complexity, unrepentant in its violence and the cruelty of its technology.’
The Politics of Good Intentions
8 May 2003
‘One of the things that unites all critics of Blair’s war in Iraq, whether from the Left or the Right, is that they are sick of the sound of Blair trumpeting the purity of his purpose, when what matters is the consequences of his actions.’