Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Robert Fisk :
When Tunisia announced that it was free, Mrs Hillary Clinton was silent. It was the crackpot President of Iran who said that he was happy to see a free country. Why was this?

1 comment:

John Powers said...

Robert Fisk's piece is profoundly disturbing, and if it's possible I mean that in a good way. I recognize that the Palestine Papers are not WikiLeaks, but there's something that Slavoj Zizek observes about WikiLeaks that holds up in Fisk's piece too:

"The real disturbance was at the level of appearances: we can no longer pretend we don’t know what everyone knows we know. This is the paradox of public space: even if everyone knows an unpleasant fact, saying it in public changes everything."

The most disturbing thing is Fisk's observation: "We do not know what comes next."