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Olympics: From Celebration of the Human Spirit to Circus of Consumerism

Olympics: From Celebration of the Human Spirit to Circus of Consumerism

At their inception in ancient Greece, the Olympic games principal meaning was- even more than a celebration of the human body and spirit- a sacred time of peace. The Olympics were a truce honored by every city in Greece. The frequent warfare between towns such as Athens and Sparta would come to a halt. Meanwhile, […]

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America: Oscillating from Comfortably Numb to Psychosis with Guns

America: Oscillating from Comfortably Numb to Psychosis with Guns

The latest episode of this schizophrenic  sociological roller-coaster ride which has become the “bread and butter” of our daily life in contemporary America took place ,of course, in Aurora, Colorado. The delusional young man, obviously in the middle of a psychotic episode, probably thought of himself as a “Dark Knight” on a mission to “save” his […]

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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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