Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Here's a lucid piece by Paul Boghossian in the New Republic in 2001, on why pragmatism 'doesn't work in practice', to slightly misquote Sidney Morgenbesser.
UPDATE. a distressed liberal writes, Falluja pictures.
Monday, November 08, 2004
TAX AMNESTY ends 31st December 2004. Calling all plutocrats, wannabe-plutocrats, Moi-era survivors, and all other holders of ill-gotten wealth, the Kenya Revenue Authority tax amnesty is still on.
KILIO CHA HAKI or, the Guardian discovers Kenyan hiphop:
.At night, when the rubbish is burnt, the smoke fills Dandora's streets like fog. "People in Dandora don't live," says rapper Githinji "G-Ronji" Gicharu. "They survive."
..Earlier this year, a 26-year-old Dutch woman called Nynke Nauta brought over some producers from Amsterdam and installed a makeshift studio in a two-bedroom apartment in the relatively salubrious slum of Umoja, using mattresses to sleep on at night and to soundproof the walls during the day. Thirty-eight rappers from across the Eastlands came by to record tracks, and the result is the album Kilio Cha Haki:
A Cry for Justice...
Thursday, November 04, 2004
ST MARTIN DE PORRES. Yesterday, but that hasn't stopped me from being thankful and remembering him today.
Continium42 and the experientialist are now on board with the whole blogging thing. Pay them a visit while you're here ...