Monday, May 1, 2006

Day of (In)Action

Shortly after noon, I submitted my term paper entitled "Il est temp! Baudelaire's Logic of Time and the Memory of the Present." Now I'm exactly 2/3 finished with this semester. I have a 20-page paper about terrorism due a week from tomorrow. To this end, I've been reading lots of fascinating/disturbing essays, articles, and books about the topic.

Last week's episode of Now included a "By the numbers" section regarding human rights which has haunted me since: The number of people estimated to have been killed in wars [state-sponsored terrorism] throughout the 20th century: 60 million. The percentage of war fatalities that are women and children: 75%."

Viva la raza. And happy May Day. (I'll have my own holiday soon enough....)

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