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Bygone Geography II: City Name Changes

How we think about things now is not necessarily how those things used to be.  Nevertheless, so far as our […]

Bygone Geography I: Forgotten Cities

Generally speaking, collective memory is formed according to any given community’s (desired) legacy.  As might be expected, this does not […]

The History Of Salafism II

It is imperative to acknowledge the prevalence of Salafism in Islam’s history if a program for Reform is to be […]

The History Of Salafism I

There is an oft-made claim that Salafism is a uniquely modern-day phenomenon.  The following two-part essay aims to debunk this […]

The Long History Of Legal Codes

People have been composing tracts outlining formal political systems since the Bronze Age.  As a point of departure, it’s worth […]

The History Of Female Empowerment III: From Deities To Luminaries

Let’s conclude this trilogy by tracing the legacy of feminism back to the incidence of ancient female deities–specifically: the use […]

The History Of Female Empowerment II: Women of Battle, Women of Letters

As we saw in the previous essay, surveying the incidence of female sovereigns is an indication of a society’s view […]

The History of Female Empowerment I: Regna

One of the most significant neolithic societies of south-eastern Europe (in what would later be Dacia / Transnistria) is now […]

In Defense Of Satire

A sense of humor is integral to appreciating the warp and woof of human life.  It is for this reason […]

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