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You Can’t Learn From a History That’s Been Deleted

The “memory hole” is one of the most haunting images in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Used by government workers…

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Extreme Poverty Rates Plummet Under Capitalism

The Rich and the Poor Under Capitalism You might have heard the phrase, “the rich get richer and the poor…

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Al-Albani’s Revolutionary Approach to Hadith

When on the first of October 1999, Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Al-bani passed away at the age of 85, he…

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How Coronavirus Could Make the Middle East Even More Dangerous

The geopolitical impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic is having ripple effects in countries and regions throughout the world. In the already…

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The Economic Impact of the Black Death

The Black Death was the largest demographic disaster in European history. From its arrival in Italy in late 1347 through…

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How Bosnia’s Muslims helped build the Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway

On 1 September 1900, the construction of a major railway in the Ottoman Empire commenced. The Hejaz Railway, set to…

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Why Israel cannot be called a democratic state

The Israeli elections last spring were seen in the Western press and among some Western politicians as confirmation that Israel is becoming…

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Edward Said was really disappointed when he met Sartre, Foucault and De Beauvoir

Eager to discover the three philosophers’ perspectives on the Arab region’s issues, Said was thrilled when he received an invitation…

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The Imam Who Died Fighting Racism in South Africa

Two momentous events occurred in Cape Town in South Africa on 29 September 1969. The first was a huge funeral…

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The Myth That People Work Harder Under Capitalism

In the not so distant past, people didn’t work hard, but not for the reasons the ahistorical or socialists think.…

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