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Was/Is there an Islamic Enlightenment? (de Bellaigue)

William Eichler interviews Christopher de Bellaigue | Informed Comment | - - Eichler: 1. In the conclusion to The Islamic Enlightenment you describe modern jihadists as “miracle-grow Muslims” who have been “incubated…

The Untold Violence of the Pax Americana

John W. Dower | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - [This essay is adapted from “Measuring Violence,” the first chapter of John Dower’s new book, The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since…

Top Five ways Jesus was not White

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Given the alarming rise of white nationalism in the United States and the ways in which it is often entangled with Christian nationalism,…
Inside ISIL’s looted antiquities trade

Inside ISIL’s looted antiquities trade

By Fiona Rose-Greenland | (The Conversation) | - - For excavators – archaeologists, but also looters like the [so-called] Islamic State, or ISIL – the opportunity for discovery in modern Iraq and…