Poetry http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5712/all en Taliban Terrorism Poetry Gets June Release in U.S. http://mrc.org/articles/taliban-terrorism-poetry-gets-june-release-us <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans died in an attack that was planned and trained for in Taliban-controlled <st1:country-region><st1:place>Afghanistan</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/taliban-terrorism-poetry-gets-june-release-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment International Islamification Patriotism Poetry taliban Wed, 16 May 2012 19:06:22 +0000 matt.philbin 40101 at http://mrc.org A Bizarre Review of a Bizarre Book: "Poems from Guantanamo - The Detainees Speak" http://mrc.org/articles/bizarre-review-bizarre-book-poems-guantanamo-detainees-speak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dan Chiasson: &quot;It is hard to imagine a reader so hardhearted as to bring aesthetic judgment to bear on a book written by men in prison without legal recourse, several of them held in solitary confinement, some of them likely subjected to practices that many disinterested parties have called torture....you read it for evidence of the violence your government is doing to total strangers in a distant place, some of whom (perhaps all of whom, since without due process how are we to tell?) are as innocent of crimes against our nation as you are.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Times Watch normally doesn't delve down the liberal rabbit hole of book reviews written by outside critics - "Lefty Author Praises Another Lefty Author" is the broadsheet equivalent of "Dog Bites Man." But a strange review penned by Wellesley College English professor Dan Chiasson (no political tip-off there, eh?) provided an unusually stark and illuminating look at the mindset of what the typical Times reader nods his head to at brunch. </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/bizarre-review-bizarre-book-poems-guantanamo-detainees-speak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BookReview DanChiasson GuantanamoBay NewYorkTimes NYTimes Poetry TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:57:00 +0000 admin 5738 at http://mrc.org