(Longer Read) Discussing the Arab World and China: The “Equivalence Police” and “Absolved Modernist”

There is a lot of talk nowadays about “moral equivalence” as a cynical diversion tactic which has the capacity to derail and divert serious discussions; or so neocons will tell you, anyway. Read more (Longer Read) Discussing the Arab World and China: The “Equivalence Police” and “Absolved Modernist”

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Jeremy Corbyn Gaining Increased Support From Most Sectors Of British Society

Recent surveys of UK public opinion have consistently confirmed that Jeremy Corbyn is increasingly gaining support from most sectors of British society.

Several major political thinktanks have urgently addressed themselves to understanding the reasons behind this surprise phenomenon. Read more Jeremy Corbyn Gaining Increased Support From Most Sectors Of British Society

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Catalonia (Sadly Non-Satire) News Commentary Roundup

I was initially pretty neutral on Catalonia, as I am very skeptical about all the dogmatism, emotivism and virtue-signalling around complex geopolitical disputes.

But I think the grey area is being swallowed up by the brutality of Madrid and the police.

Anyone else feeling the same? Read more Catalonia (Sadly Non-Satire) News Commentary Roundup

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No, Jews and Christians are Not “People of the Book.” Thanks for Asking!

There’s an old piece of folk wisdom among the hucksters and snake oil peddlers of this world:

If you can’t beat ’em, assimilate ‘em!

And this is certainly relevant to the ‘People of the Book’ (Ahl-al-Kitab) forgery libel, commonly applied to Jews and Christians. Read more No, Jews and Christians are Not “People of the Book.” Thanks for Asking!

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