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It is 12 January 2003 and US president Bush has rallied his troops for what he calls “The first war of the 21st century”. What is your view of this crisis, where, briefly, do you stand? This is the question we are putting to people around the world, especially those with their own public reputation and following. Our aim, to help create a truly global debate all can identify with.
Ben Okri
12 January 2003

A vision of the broken rose

In an inferno of oil and blood

Earth in dying clothes

Unleash the hidden will of God.

 

Originally published as part of a debate on 12 January 2003 Writers, artists and civic leaders on the War: Pt. 1

See also Writers, artists and civic leaders on the War: Pt. II

 

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