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City Of The Beloved

One might say that Jerusalem is the eternal city of the Jewish people in the same way that New York […]

The Land Of Purple

Legend has a funny way of migrating from one culture to another, where each subsequent incarnation is passed off as […]

Mecca And Its Cube

[Author’s note: Mohammed of Mecca is denoted “MoM”.  Further evidence for the “Petra Theory” is provided in part 2 of […]

The Syriac Origins of Koranic Text

This is the second of the two-part piece on the Koran as a Syriac document.

Syriac Source-Material For Islam’s Holy Book

This is the first of a two-part piece on the Syriac origins of Islamic lore.

In Defense Of Satire

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

America’s National Origin Myth

George Orwell noted that totalitarian regimes are not concerned with uncovering (that is: elucidating) actual history; they are solely concerned […]

The Progressive Case For Cultural Appropriation

“I am human.  I think nothing human is alien to me.” — African writer, Publius Terentius of Carthage (a.k.a. “Terence”) […]

King Bibi

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity […]

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