Category Archives: International Politics

Meltem Arikan, Bully Politicians, and the Presence of Justice

Meltem Arikan, Bully Politicians, and the Presence of Justice Meltem Arikan has been nominated for the Freedom of Expression Awards 2014 in the Arts category by the Index on Censorship  This piece is explains how what Meltem experienced in 2013 … Continue reading

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Reflection on an Anniversary

It seems odd to be talking about the 10th “anniversary” of 9/11, because we have no real closure. Each of us harbors a queasy feeling at the base of our being that says the event is not over. We know … Continue reading

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Terror Management Theory: An Interview with Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

I am most grateful to Patrick Shen and Greg Bennick, who produced Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality.  Their movie provided a direction toward many of the views about the Middle East that I hold today, and they pointed me … Continue reading

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Where Is Wael Ghonim After Mubarak Ouster?

In the course of human events things sometimes get so bad that something must change and everyone knows it.  This is what we are seeing play out across the Arab world today.  The problem is that a common effort of … Continue reading

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Obama’s Troubling Choices for Libya

President Barack Obama has a difficult problem when it comes to responding to a situation like Libya. This is true regardless of his political party. The President of the United States does not have the luxury of being able to just fly in the Marines to save Libyan civilians, without some sort of approval from the international community at large. Continue reading

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