"I asked Naveh why Deleuze and Guattari were so popular with the Israeli military. He replied that â€šÃ„Ã²several of the concepts in A Thousand Plateaux became instrumental for us [â€šÃ„Â¶] allowing us to explain contemporary situations in a way that we could not have otherwise." Also see this discussion at the Weblog. If urban warfare is really the ultimate postmodern conflict than that explains the fact - in more spaces than one - why it is that the 19 year olds at Chicago love them some D&G.
also: sorta related, an excerpt from Rashid Khalidi's new book, The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood on Palestine's Unwritten History. There is a strong current of subaltern school of thought there. Plumb it for what you will. I look forward to reading his book. [thx saud]
[...] No sâˆšÂ© câˆš“mo encajar esta informaciâˆš“n. A veces la historia militar transita por carriles âˆšÂ©picos (a estas alturas sâˆš“lo en el SeâˆšÂ±or de los Anillos) o en versiones de historia militar de tensa revisiâˆš“n independentista. A veces estâˆšÂ° tan ligada a los modos de dominaciâˆš“n que sâˆš“lo la escritura de Alberto Laiseca en Los Sorias puede interpretarla. Esto que a duras penas traduje es un fragmento de un texto del arquitecto Eyal Weizman, director del Goldsmithâ€šÃ„Ã´s College Centre for Research Architecture. No deberâˆšâ‰ a agregar nada mâˆšÂ°s. La noticia me llegâˆš“ de un post de sepoy en Chapati Mystery, pero el texto ha tenido mucha repercusiâˆš“n en internet, y fue publicado en la revista Radical Philosophy. Aâˆšâˆ«n no he podido dar con una copia del artâˆšâ‰ culo. [...]
hey, Khalidi came and gave a book talk about it at my workplace last week! he was brilliant--i've never heard him in person before, but he's a talented speaker. and had a lot of very smart, if very depressing, things to say about all manner of matters--lebanon, palestine, iraq, bush, the 'israel lobby' affair....i'll see if the recording gets made available. very keen to read the rest of the new book. st. antony's hook em woo-hoo! though i suppose chicago can claim some credit for him too.
Yes, i was hoping that he does Charlie Rose and MTP etc. as his book promotion heats up. Need his voice out there.