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The Rebalancing of Powers: From ‘Brexit’ to Babel?

There is a disconnect between national policy and international relations. The decision to leave the EU by the UK, or “Brexit”, is a symbol of that disconnect. But in order to understand the origins of this decision, it is important to highlight the UK’s tradition of reluctance and hesitation towards the EU since its inception.Continue reading “The Rebalancing of Powers: From ‘Brexit’ to Babel?”

Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?

How could America be expected to promote democracy abroad while not practicing it for its own people? Sure, there are principles of democracy here and there, perhaps most importantly in executive limits and free elections – but modern oligarchies have corrupted these institutions through socio-economic paralysis of the middle and lower class. Particularly in theContinue reading “Kleptocracy on Capitol Hill?”

Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia

My experiences with American academia have coalesced into quite a journey, full of both order & tumult. But the point of me writing this entry is to focus on what I have come to discover as an unrelenting, institutionalized dogma which pervades the American academic culture, and discourages intellectualism, non-conformity and originality. This is because academics seem toContinue reading “Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia”

Does Foreign Aid Perpetuate Terrorism?

The purpose of this article is to analyze the strengths, weaknesses as well as the overall implications of five separate research studies on the subject of foreign aid and its relationship to politics development. The general tendency based on the research suggests that foreign aid has a negative relationship with development, that is, the more foreignContinue reading “Does Foreign Aid Perpetuate Terrorism?”

New America

Its been more than 150 years since we were blessed with the gifted authorship of American transcendental author Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson, Thoreau and their school of transcendentalists represented the first school of America spiritual individualism without attachments to any organized religion. Furthermore, their emphasis on the Overlord, or rather, the existence of a spiritual supreme being,Continue reading “New America”

Update: New Album OTW + #RiseoftheEasternSonLP

Been in the studio completing finishing touches on my second album. Excited to share this piece with you all. It will be the sequel to #RiseoftheEasternSonLP. The album will be ready for release in January.  For now, you can purchase the precursor, my debut album #RiseoftheEasternSonLP via @iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/album or stream it via @Spotify – https://play.spotify.com/album. If youContinue reading “Update: New Album OTW + #RiseoftheEasternSonLP”

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