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Syrian Soviet Refugees

Syrian Refugees are not Soviet Refugees

At the breakout of the ‘Arab Spring’ it was hard to tell which uprising would lead to revolt further which of those would then influence the world at large. 1,179 more words


American Leftists Need to Pay More Attention to Rojava

There is an astonishing story in Sunday’s New York Times about Rojava, a Kurdish region in Northern Syria that’s ruled by militant feminist anarchists. Rojava’s constitution enshrines gender equality and religious freedom. 81 more words


Is It Civilization if There is No Internet?

Every year we travel to my mother-in-law’s for Thanksgiving. We visit with her and my brother-in-law and see my brother, sister and nieces on the weekend. 803 more words


Intra-Civilizational Macro-Historical Transitions


As yet we have too little evidence of civilization to understand civilizational processes. This sounds like a mere platitude, but it is a platitude to which we can give content by pointing out the relative lack of content of our conception of civilization. 728 more words



The Dream

The poetic seeds of the dream turned out to be, unlike the poor professors, the miserable realist critics tried to make us believe, a new unattainable paradise, a mirage, but instead noxious and active seeds, useful reagents to corrode despicable reality. 97 more words


Giving Thanks... while Being Worried

For what should we be thankful?

We enjoy remarkable prosperity and liberty. We possess economic opportunity, personal freedom, and physical safety to an extent unrivaled in human history. 577 more words