A big thank you to Sham from Decentering Damascus for introducing me to the writings of Dr. Azmi Bishara. This man has a fantastic mind and I thoroughly recommend you read his articles which are now available in one place. I'll be following his news closely in the future. Interestingly I almost had the opportunity to meet him once through some friends I knew, though I remember being vaguely uneasy about such a meeting. Unfortunately he had to cancel his trip to London, I think in 2004 [Samer I need to speak to your Dad NOW].