Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Harman on White House on Egypt

Bottom line: the U.S. government wasn’t fully on board with the most exciting thing to happen in world politics in many years. The vanguard of democracy is no longer in Washington, but on the streets of the Arab world.

Copy that. Mind you I can't help thinking the Bush crew would have done their best to quash the whole thing. (Shame on everyone who said Mubarak should be supported.) And judging from the US right and the media, as Graham points out, just to let Egypt get on with it was kind of (kind of) a big deal. I got the feeling from the rather purse-lipped speech Obama gave yesterday that he wanted to say more, and was holding back. I wonder why. Israel? Fear of the rabid right?

This is the most revolutionary thing that's happened in my lifetime, that's for sure.

Really quite good analysis here too.

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