"And do you think, that unto such as you, a maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew, god gave a secret, and denied it me? Well, well -- what matters it! Believe that, too!"
-- Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat
"To be a leftist in the early part of the 21st century means having a certain kind of temperament, to make certain kinds of political and ethical choices, and to exercise certain analytical focuses targeting the catastrophic, the monstrous, the scandalous, the traumatic -- that are often hidden and concealed in the deodorized and manicured discourses of the mainstream."
-- Dr. Cornel West