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July 26th, 2013: Let’s Go Crazy

I’ve been trying to talk sanity for the last few days. People don’t want to hear it. You’re either pro-military or pro-terrorism, you’re either an ikhwan or a…

Three Common Errors Made By Otherwise Intelligent Idealists

There are 3 intellectual errors that intelligent and moral people regularly make. The first is to assume that others are bound by the same moral codes as you…

Egypt: Links for the Perplexed

Here are some completely biased articles, written by what must be a whole gaggle of Coptic Mubarak-Era Nazi’s, that attempt to explain and justify the incredibly complicated situation…

The Crisis of Mind & Morality in Egypt

The Great Divide Recent events in Egypt have led to deep intellectual and moral fractures; Egyptians are both shocked and offended at the way media is handling things,…

Testimony on Army / Brotherhood Clashes

I’ve just come off the phone, after talking at length with a friend I trust who lives, more or less literally, in the middle of the battle zone,…

Fuck Western Media: Egypt is a Platypus

Seriously? Talk about setting up a straw man and then beating the shit out of him. First of all, what you’ve basically tried to do here is lump…

Notes on Democratizing the Transition in Egypt

We’re in a weird spot. I will assume, for the sake of sanity, that anybody concerned with the semantics of what’s been happening in Egypt has read, or…

Egypt: Caught in a Landslide

As I write this there is a battle going on near the Headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Moqattam, Cairo. In the simplest form, the battle started yesterday,…

This Word You Keep Using…

The Muslim Brotherhood lives in a Bizarro World. In their universe, the supreme authority is not the God of Islam, to whom all individuals have access through their…

An Opportunity for Secularism

For a week or so now, we’ve endured a ridiculous plot-line, acted out throughout several countries of the Middle East, and it’s reached (past tense, I’m being an…