If your in the Seattle area mark these dates on your calendar. The entertaining, thought provoking and occasionally brilliant Slavoj Zizek will be speaking about violence on Sept 8th and the street fighting writer/ editor and all around leftist icon Tariq Ali will be speaking on Sept. 24th. about Pakistan. Zizek is better live then on record and Ali's talk on Pakistan at the Left Forum in March was great, so do try to go. They will be informative and stimulating and miles better then the other readings with the hackneyed folkysism of Garrison Keiler or the latest reactionary liberal twaddle by Bernard Henri-Levy.