Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thanks to anonymous for sending me (from Damascus?) the 5-volumes documentary history of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. It has the mark of Qays `Abdul-Karim (Abu Layla). It is a useful reference work. I have an article on Nayif Hawitmah planned for Al-Akhbar, so it arrived at a good time. One sentence in volume 1 (Al-Jabhah Ad-Dimuqratiyyah: An-Nash'ah wa-l-Masar) got my attention. It says: "The organizational structure of the Democratic Front is horizontal circular in principle." (p. 41) What the potato is that??