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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

To ensure the subsistence of sacrosanct dogmas, ideologues often peddle self-serving pseudo-histories. When the genesis of a nation is the […]

The Progressive Case For Cultural Appropriation

[Author’s Note: The (28) endnotes have been appended to the last of the fourteen sections into which the present piece […]

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 […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part X

  Man’s most primal longing is to feel as though he “belongs”, as though he “matters” in some way, as […]

The Absolute Political Spectrum

THE PREDICAMENT: The first paragraph of Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, The Denial of Death, reads: “In times such as […]

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