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Mecca And Its Cube

[Author’s note: Mohammed of Mecca is denoted “MoM”.] As legend has it, at some point in the late 5th century, […]

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 […]

RZ and HZ: A Crucial Distinction

  “To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” ―Abraham Lincoln “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion […]

The Role Of Secularism In History: The Survey

As already discussed, World History has many moving parts.  Consequently, there is no single “right answer” to when one period […]

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