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The Algerian War Of Independence: Lessons For Today

I have been a long time student of Algeria’s war of independence, which took place from 1954 to 1962. Repeated viewings of Gillo Pontecorvo’s brilliant 1966 film… 65 more words


"The Language of Torture," a new paper by Philosopagus

The controversy that arose over waterboarding is doomed to remain unresolved if we remain slaves to our own invented language. We must not argue over terminology, but concepts. 34 more words

The Language of Torture

This paper was originally written in French and has been translated into English for Philosopagus.com.


  1. The Algerian Question

Europeans once made up the urban middle classes in Algeria. 2,866 more words


Approaches to freedom: struggles for independence as depicted on films

Over winter break, out of boredom, and being the history buff that I am, I decided to watch two films on colonial struggles: the first, “Gandhi” (1982), is an Academy Award winning film that depicted the Indian leader’s life and works in its historical contexts. 1,143 more words


Screening of The Battle of Algiers - Dec 12

The Battle of Algiers (1966. In French and Arabic with subtitles.)

Friday, December 12 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Mohawk Valley Community College – AB 233… 135 more words

Battle of Algiers (1966)

Just watched Battle of Algiers for class. Here are some notes for later.

-Documentary feel (end reminded me of Waltz with Bashir)

-“Hearts and Minds” parallel — line about reporting; Vietnam is even mentioned — Dien Bien Phu

-Obvious language differences

Lord Exmouth

Following from the earlier poems about Sir Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth, and his exploits, this posting is a poem written to celebrate Algiers Day at Bitton House in 2007; although it covers a number of Pellew’s triumphs, not just Algiers.  474 more words

Poetry In Teignmouth