Salam Pax is back
Salam Pax is posting again, at US$5 an hour. There’s a big backlog of things written while he had no access. I’m almost surprised at how good it is to read something this real again. Yes, I know real is a dangerous word, but after all the reporters went home Iraq has become abstract again. The front pages of the newspaper just go on about sex clubs possibly opening in Bergen and nonsense like that. Perhaps Salam Pax seems real to me because I can relate to his descriptions:
I can imagine this precisely. Reality often seems realler when it can be related to a familiar fiction. I’m glad Salam’s back, and OK.