The World to Come – Volume I: An International Theory of Politics

Cultural relativism and constructivism are two theories, one sociological the other political, that help us understand international politics from a different perspective. We challenge the idea of absolutes but we also accept the traditions which develop over time as part of human social culture, or constructs. There are elements of all philosophy, from realism andContinue reading “The World to Come – Volume I: An International Theory of Politics”

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?”

Does Democracy Hurt the Arabs?

We long for an Arab glory that has not existed for some time. We have been swept under the rug by nouveau riche politicians and faux-pas muslims trafficking in our religion. Institutional madness has convinced our people that western customs are our own. What happened? Aside from military domination, we have lost our unity, asContinue reading “Does Democracy Hurt the Arabs?”

The Capitalist Lie

Capitalism is portrayed as a mechanism for increased accessibility, opportunity and dignity. It is offered essentially as the corner-stone of English culture – the Protestant work ethic, the idea of private property, and so forth. But is capitalism really a mechanism for competition or is it like communism, another tool of the elite to secureContinue reading “The Capitalist Lie”

The Seeds Were Sewn: Democracy & Terror in the Middle East

Democracy & Terror in The Middle East Danny Krikorian Abstract The aim of this research analysis is to determine whether or not levels of democratic process influence political violence in the form of Islamic extremism within the context of Middle Eastern countries. The overall findings suggest that the relationship between reduced violence, that is, stability,Continue reading “The Seeds Were Sewn: Democracy & Terror in the Middle East”

Reza Aslan & Cenk Uygur-Bigotry, Fundamentalism and Neo Atheism in the Media

Why America is un-American: Trials of a Middle Eastern Immigrant

They say robust capitalism is the greatest system in our world because it maximizes the benefits of all men in any given society. This perspective is especially true of the American narrative we are ‘indoctrinated’ into through our public and private institutions. As an immigrant to this country, I must say, however I am profoundly disappointed.Continue reading “Why America is un-American: Trials of a Middle Eastern Immigrant”

ISLAMISM = ZIONISM

[REFERENCE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/29/the-sheikh-who-wants-to-put-the-hurt-on-hezbollah-in-lebanon.html] ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood. All of these claim to be muslim organizations aimed at ‘liberating men from tyranny’. Who chose you and what tyranny are you liberating me from? How do I know you yourself are not a tyranny? Hezbollah is hated by many sunnisContinue reading “ISLAMISM = ZIONISM”

#theworldtocome (continued…)

The struggle in Syria is inseparable from the struggle in Palestine. Oh God, thank you for inspiring me to write again. It has been some time. I must say this, for all the political pundits out there trying to draw quick conclusions and make premature correlations. Points: 1) Calling Hamas a terrorist organization for resistingContinue reading “#theworldtocome (continued…)”

Political Hubris

The crimes of proud men supersede all labels and identifications with ideas and groups and religions. Reduce the crimes to individual choices, clear the history of inaccuracies. I believe in nationalism and socialism and individual enterprise but not capitalism nor imperialism these are rumors grounded in hubris.

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