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Syria’s Civil War: Assad’s Fall Could Mean an Alawite Genocide

Syria’s Civil War: Assad’s Fall Could Mean an Alawite Genocide

In the fog of civil war enveloping Syria, all communities are suffering while regional powers such as Saudi Arabia and Iran are fighting a proxy war, on Syrian soi, reviving a thousand-year-old conflict between Sunnis and Alawites. Meanwhile, the United States and Western Europe have either failed to take this sectarian war in the making […]

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Will Occupy Radicalize and Globalize or Fizzle out and Die?

Will Occupy Radicalize and Globalize or Fizzle out and Die?

The Occupy movement seems to be at a cross road, and quite frankly loosing steam. It is localized and fragmented and in many cases has regressed to become again an online movement of discontent. Despite the claims by organizers, very little has been accomplished. What could have been the strength of Occupy was its diversity, […]

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United States of America: The Lowest Common Denominator Empire

United States of America: The Lowest Common Denominator Empire

Like a bottle of milk, all empires have their expiration date. Rome lasted a millennium; the French and British empires had a global reach for centuries. Others were not as successful and disappeared in a few years. This was, of course, the case for the psychotic empire that Adolf Hitler tried to create. He thought […]

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The Empire Is Collapsing, and Americans Will Be the Last to Know

The Empire Is Collapsing, and Americans Will Be the Last to Know

50 years from now historians will probably be writing about the fall of the American empire. But history is writing itself furiously in the present, accelerated by the revolution of global freedom of information. What would have taken years to unlikely gather is accessible to anyone with a few strokes on a computer keyboard. So […]

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Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche announced, more than 120 years ago, that “God Is Dead.” In light of the global events of the last decade, Nietzsche’s assessment was merely wishful thinking. His widely quoted statement was first expressed in Die Frohliche Wissenschaft (The Gay Science) and again in his most famous book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche’s […]

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