Tag Archives: terrorism

The Vulnerability Of Our Creations

As I write this, I am receiving frequent news updates about the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  Although I am not Catholic myself, I have many online friends and acquaintances who are, and the burning of this … Continue reading

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Enemies Among Us, Or How I Learned About The Other Side Of Identity Politics

In the aftermath of massive acts of violence there are a variety of responses that people and institutions can take.  Given my own feelings of deep ambivalence, I often find that few people have voices that are similar to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crisis Of Islam

The Crisis Of Islam:  Holy War And Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis This is precisely the sort of book about Islam that it is vital for Westerners to read, for it is easy for people to take the claims of … Continue reading

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Things Remembered This September 11

Seventeen years ago I was a college student in Southern California, and by the time I woke up to get ready for class, my roommate was watching cable news as the horrors of that morning unfolded.  Being in Southern California, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover:  My Secret Life In The CIA And What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For, by Michele Rigby Assad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Can God Defeat Terrorism?

Can God Defeat Terrorism?, by Scott Solana [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The obvious answer to the book’s titular question is yes.  What is more interesting about this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rogue Justice

Rogue Justice:  The Making Of The Security State, by Karen J. Greenburg [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Broadway Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] What you get out of this book depends … Continue reading

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The Muslim Minority As Dhimmi

As someone who tends to keep my ear to the ground when it comes to concerns and fears about religious minorities, for somewhat personal reasons [1], it should probably come as little surprise that I view the recent terror attack … Continue reading

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That’s News To Me

Having retrieved my headphones from my previous computer at work, I was able yesterday at last to find an acceptable source of free and unblocked music for me to listen to at work.  Given my tendency to be highly anxious … Continue reading

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Book Review: Principles Of International Politics

Principles Of International Politics, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita As someone who enjoys reading about matters of international relations [1], this is the sort of book I would likely enjoy more than many people.  I was not surprised that this … Continue reading

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