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Month: June 2014

On the first anniversary of depositing Mohamed Morsi

An interview with the BBC World Service on the first anniversary of the revolt the deposed President Morsi, Cairo, June 30, 2014.

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Jose Saramago’s The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

Posted on Facebook on June 24, 2013 Just finished reading Jose Saramago’s The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. What an amazing imagination!! What radical rereading of every single detail of this most powerful of stories!! What subversive thinking of some of the most fundamental ideas of this cataclysmic event in human history!! Above all, what prose!! Among the many fascinating, gripping accounts and character portrayals I was amazed by Joseph the carpenter’s character and his deep feeling of guilt; the wise, motherly, earthly figure of Mary Magdalene and her true love for and belief in Jesus; the tense jealous rivalry between Mary…

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