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Iraq, the new Israel

Why do we fear words?Some words are secret bells, the echoesof their tone announce the start of a magicand abundant timesteeped in feeling and life.So why should we fear words?– Nazik al-Mala’ikah, female Iraqi poet, who died on June 20 in Cairo of Parkinson’s disease, aged 85 Lame-duck US President George W. Bush, last week […]