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Respect the Green Line!


The most incisive analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I have ever read was written by the Jewish-Polish-British historian Isaac Deutscher. It consists of a single image.

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Fallacies of the Anti-Islam Crowd


Ever since the 9/11 attacks, there has been a fringe element in American society that has claimed that the attacks were part of a centuries-old religious war between Islam and Christianity.

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Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism

The ultra-conservative alliance buoyed by Mr. Trump’s policies includes Saudi-backed ultra-conservative ideologies and governments that are beneficiaries of Saudi largess and opportunistically play politics with religion as well as anti-Saudi jihadists.

Donald Trump

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President Don Kong


I knew he reminded me of somebody, but I couldn't quite place it. Who was it who pounded his chest with such vigor? And then I remembered. It was the hero of a movie that was produced when I was 10 years old: King Kong.

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Trump’s Pre-Fascism and Progressive Populist Opportunities

Trump’s Pre-Fascism

The Dismal Cartography of the Pre-Fascist State
Points of Departure

Listening to Donald Trump’s inaugural speech on January 20th led me to muse about what it might mean to live in a pre-fascist state. After reflecting on key passages and conversations with friends, I came to the view that all the elements were in place, although set before us with the imprecision of a demagogue.

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