I knew there was a Jordanian Men's Magazine called Nox, and that it covered issues usually covered in Men's magazine: Hollywood movied, lightly clad girls, fast cars, and other consumer-oriented stuff. My friend Jackson, who has written articles in Nox had told me they were "right on". I didn't really get it and filed it under "silly stuff". But then I found a copy yesterday in the Amman airport. The politics of the magazine kick ass, look at this article:
Top 10 Lies of the Iraq War
Remembering the biggest collection of untruths in diplomatic history which has helped perpetuate a tragic war.
"In the democratic Western world, where free speech is as sacrosanct as eating disproportionate amounts of junk food, it is still difficult to find a film that truthfully depicts Arabs in their own territory, never mind Arabs living in someone else’s – particularly when that territory is as self-congratulatory as the United States or Australia. In both countries, self-examination tends to be an exercise in historic revision, a cleanse of the memory as opposed to the admission of a present injustice. "
And their line on Palestine is excellent: they call Israel "the zionist entity" and the latest issue has an article denouncing normalization.