Cleaning up a few details:
A story today’s New York Times on a Tanzanian method to increase the survival of infants whose mothers died giving birth. Make sure you click through the multimedia presentation, and check out the previous story on Tanzania and abortion.
One final bit on this story: Those who perform cesaereans are not always doctors, but medical assistants. (‘Paramedics’, anyone?)
Here’s a link to the actual article about ‘imaginative indentification‘, byDavid Graeber. The discussion of imaginative identification in particular begins on p. 8.
On the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: the Wikipedia link, the Church’s own web site (move cursor over photos for further links)—and at least one story on brawling monks. Unfortunately, the video of that fight is no longer available. (You can find video of a November, 2008 fight at YouTube: plug in ‘monks sepulchre fight’ in the search engine.)