"The first UN General Assembly resolution—Number 194— affirming the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and property, was passed on December 11, 1948. It has been repassed no less than twenty-eight times since that first date. Whereas the moral and political right of a person to return to his place of uninterrupted residence is acknowledged everywhere, Israel has negated the possibility of return… [and] systematically and juridically made it impossible, on any grounds whatever, for the Arab Palestinian to return, be compensated for his property, or live in Israel as a citizen equal before the law with a Jewish Israeli."
Edward Said, “The Question of Palestine.” (via thepeacefulterrorist)
"The “Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells,” is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his “contribution box,” et ceteras, o.k.—all correct—and cause the corks to fly, like sparks, upward."
The first usage of the word “OK,” from a 1839 article, published in the Boston Morning Post, about a satirical organization called the “Anti-Bell Ringing Society.” How’d it become such a common word in our culture? Simply put, it entered a presidential race not long after. My personal favorite usage? Over this way. (via shortformblog)