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Leonard Schwartz & Kathleen Eamon Toward a Poetics of the Middle East Crisis

Leonard Schwartz & Kathleen Eamon Toward a Poetics of the Middle East Crisis

Sarah Eltantawi August 15, 2017 0

Poet Leonard Schwartz and philosopher Kathleen Eamon discuss Schwartz’s new book “The New Babel: Toward a Poetics of the Middle East Crisis.”  

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First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Kristian Petersen May 10, 2016 0

  Popular “desert romance” novels reveal some of the cultural logic in the construction of U.S. imperialism and the war on terror. Kristian Petersen speaks with Amira Jarmakani is an Associate Professor and Director of

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First Impressions #41: Christian C. Sahner

First Impressions #41: Christian C. Sahner

David M. Krueger July 22, 2015 0

Dave Krueger talks with Christian C. Sahner about his book Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present. Sahner is a history research fellow at the University of Cambridge

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ISIS, the Caliphate, and militant extremism in the Middle East: A Conversation with Carool Kersten

ISIS, the Caliphate, and militant extremism in the Middle East: A Conversation with Carool Kersten

MRB September 2, 2014 0

Carool Kersten, Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam & the Muslim World in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London, joins Kristian Petersen to discuss the Islamic State of

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The Havoc Freedom Wrought – By David de Bruijn

The Havoc Freedom Wrought – By David de Bruijn

David de Bruijn July 15, 2013 0

Opinion: David de Bruijn proposes a reconsideration of authoritarianism They that are discontented under monarchy call it tyranny […] they which find themselves grieved under a democracy call it anarchy. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan Chapter

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