Now repeat after me:"Ifta7 ya Lannan!!" (play along and imagine the annoying special sound effect of a huge rock moving).
I am sure you will enjoy any conversation/reading from the long list of true intellectuals who were guests of the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe. My favorite guests are:
Tariq Ali, Margaret Attwood, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Amy Goodman, John Pilger, Nadine Gordimer, Amira Hass, Seymour Hersh, Lewis Lapham, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Ahdaf Soueif, Cornell West, & Howard Zinn.
BTW, if you know how to use iTunes, then go to Lannon's Podcast site, (Podcast was the word of the year in 2006. It is derived from the two words iPod & Broadcast) download some conversations to your iTunes and listen to them on your computer at your convenience. If you are hip (like moi) and have an iPod, then copy to your iPod to listen to them while away from your computer.
Enjoy (if you don't, then something is very wrong with ................... me)
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, among the gems, is a low life scorpion. Won't even mention his name not to give him the attention he does not deserve. If you haven't guessed who he is yet, he is "supposedly" a Muslim.