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

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…
The Imam Who Died Fighting Racism in South Africa

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…
Arabic, a great language, has a low profile

Arabic, a great language, has a low profile

A mong their many reverberations, the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001had a linguistic side-effect. Between 2002 and 2009 the…
U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11

U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11

The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 peoplesince…
The Churches and the Bosnian War

The Churches and the Bosnian War

One of the most disturbing features of the war which devastated Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 was the widespread refusal…
In most Western countries, only a minority of people pray every day. The US is the exception

In most Western countries, only a minority of people pray every day. The US is the exception

May 2 was National Day of Prayer in the United States, a day Congress set aside in 1952 for Americans to turn…
China is destroying our world, literally

China is destroying our world, literally

China is destroying our world, literally. The nation that spews the most pollution while currently building hundreds of coal-fired power plants all…
The Tragedy of Greta Thunberg

The Tragedy of Greta Thunberg

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg lives in the healthiest, wealthiest, safest, and most peaceful era humans have ever known. She…
Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

Why Is Trump Helping Egypt’s Dictator Entrench His Power?

As someone who has watched the Egyptian people struggle against dictators for years, it is hard to fathom the fact…
Western Civilization: force for good or source of evil?

Western Civilization: force for good or source of evil?

No one event prompted me to write about this topic—it is a general, and certainly growing, impression. But a glance…
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