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Boko Haram, Islam and the Left.

From One Jihad to Another.

European recruits to the jihadist cause in Syria are in the news again.

Apparently some of them, native French speakers, were the gaolers and torturers  of the French journalist hostages released this week ( 1,169 more words


hearing the handaxe

A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the British Museum, where I go often, I usually feel nearly overwhelmed by conflicting emotions. 3,268 more words


Colonizing Everest

The use of “native guides” might seem a peculiarly nineteenth-century mode of exploration. Not so. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary would never have been the first to climb Everest if he hadn’t in fact been the second — hard on the heels of… 148 more words


History of the World According to the Movies: Part 36 - The American Revolution

Anyone who lives in the United States knows that the American Revolution is a pivotal point in American history, even though it’s not as important anywhere else. 3,620 more words


Outside Disease

We modern humans are strange animal-like creatures with two opposing worlds forced to exist as one.

As a kid and now as an adult, my sister and I “suffer” from what we call the ‘Outside Disease’. 848 more words

The Beauty of Djibouti

Day Five.

The time passes by so quickly, with each day bringing some sort of adventure. It could be simple, like the juice bar at Cafeteria Sana’a not having the ginger juice tasted on the initial visit and trying first mango, then cantaloupe, and also lemon-mint on each subsequent stop. 1,000 more words


Ethics in the Field by Rebeccah Onwong'a

There are few challenges I have encountered while working in the slums that I would like us to discuss. First, it is important to note that slums vary in one way or the other. 220 more words