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If We Are at War, Let’s Bring Back the Draft!

If We Are at War, Let’s Bring Back the Draft!

I served in the French military. Not by choice. Then it was mandatory for all young men to serve. France had a draft, and it should bring it back if the country is at war. I could have tried to dodge the draft with various shenanigans, but I did not want to do so because of [...]

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Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Since the 1990’s there has been a transition from the old analog world order to the new digital world order. As a writer, it is important for me to understand the kind of change that is happening, to appreciate the importance of the free flow of information and to witness how people’s perception is changing. [...]

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I Implore the Wind: Where Do I Belong?

I Implore the Wind: Where Do I Belong?

Between hundreds of years-old trees I’m searching for my past at top of the mountains. Within shades of greens asking the rivers watering the meadows. Speaking with lotus flowers lying on river beds I’m touching rocks trying to understand what is missed. What is it to belong? What determines belonging? I’m hurt inside by the [...]

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A Perspective on the Rise of ISIS

A Perspective on the Rise of ISIS

One of the most popular pieces of “information” that is being circulated on the internet and newspapers in my own country of birth, Italy, is an announcement of the imminent arrival of ISIS fighters on our shores. According to United States intelligence agencies, which are not exactly impartial or neutral sources, throngs of Islamic terrorists [...]

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Is Racism Cultural or Natural?

Is Racism Cultural or Natural?

To postulate racial discrimination as being natural to the human condition is tantamount to granting to racism a universal biological grounding. In this regard, it would be normal to assume that human beings are racist to varying degrees in their relationships with people of different racial origins. Therefore, the issue of racism taken in this [...]

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