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A Visit to Heaven and Hell: Galeano

By Eduardo Galeano | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - [The following passages are excerpted from Hunter of Stories, the last book by Eduardo Galeano, who died in 2015. Thanks for its use…

A Nomad Between Worlds: Badawi

By Erdağ Göknar | (Los Angeles Review of Books) | - - MOHED ALTRAD’S DEBUT NOVEL Badawi begins in the Cold War–era Middle East, where the Bedouin tradition of a nomadic life…
Trump too Horrifying for Stephen King

Trump too Horrifying for Stephen King

TeleSur | - - The writers condemn Trump's appeals to the most violent elements of society, while encouraging aggression, intimidating his opponents and promoting racism. Stephen King, the master of horror, is…

Saadi on Impatient Love (Poem of the Day)

By Muslih al-Din "Saadi" Mushrif ibn Abdullah Shirazi | Trans. Reynold A. Nicholson | - - The heart that loves with patience — a stone 'tis, not a heart; Nay, love and…

How a Medieval Muslim thinker invented Sociology

Stephen Dale/ Joseph Preville/ Julie Harbin | (ISLAMICommentary) | - - Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 7,…
Big Win For Fair Use In Google Books Lawsuit

Big Win For Fair Use In Google Books Lawsuit

By Corynne McSherry | (Electronic Freedom Foundation) | - - In a long-anticipated ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed Google a clear victory today, soundly rejecting the Authors Guild’s claim…

How Persian Literature shaped the culture of Iran and India

Sunil Sharma interviewed by Maryam Kamali | ( Iranian Medieval History) Sunil Sharma is the Associate Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature at Boston University’s Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature…

Arabs without God

By Brian Whitaker, author of Arabs without God In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section of Arab society rarely gets much attention: those who reject religion entirely.…