The Free Associator

The Philadelphia Syndicate is a collection of writers, businesses, artists, musicians, and activists based in Philadelphia, with connections to associates around the world via the internet. This publication is produced by members of the Syndicate's private online discussion forum for the purpose of giving exposure to the organization's thinkers to the public.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Checking In


Greetings, and apologies for being gone so long.

I have been on leave, as it were, and still have a few more days of trees, snow, and no computers.

I leave you with a thought:

If free will is false, then I'm worse than dead, and a tyrant's hand may well be blessed.

In the immortal words of Bob Dylan: "I said that."

P.S. I finally finished Steve Coll's Ghost Wars. Final assessment? It's worth the read, but barely. If you were in the dark, this is not a good primer. And if you were in the know, Coll's reflections barely scratch the surface. Overall, the best I can say is that it is well-written.

On the contrary, I flew threw this amazing book: The Bookseller of Kabul , in 2 sittings. I highly reccomend it - to everyone from Afghanistan neophytes, to the a-little-bit-too-well-informed.


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