[Marxism] Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Dec 14 16:57:07 MST 2008

On Dec 14, 2008, at 6:35 PM, Louis Proyect wrote:

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjdXwLQrRJ8

As I learned in Morocco 50 years ago, in an Islamic culture to put  
one's shoe in one's hand is a severely threatening gesture and to  
throw it is a gesture expressing unmitigated contempt. If there is a  
Western term for this sort of thing, it is to be found in the *codex  
duello*.  It is the equivalent of slapping one's enemy across the face  
with one's glove.

Shane Mage

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> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
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