Libyan Ambassador Stevens’ Death Tragic, Hopeful, Ironic

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I’ve been reflecting on the recent events in Libya involving the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and every time, I arrive at a different feeling about it all. There’s the obvious tragedy of a life unnecessarily lost. By all accounts, Stevens was a humble, passionate man who had invested his life in the betterment of [Read More...]

“Innocence of Muslims” Video Suggests a Fetish for Armageddon

Sam Bacile

I finally sat down and watched the entire 11-plus minute video, “Innocence of Muslims,” which is at the heart of the recent outrage in Islamic countries in Yemen and north Africa.  Suffice it to say that I lost a healthy share of brain cells in the process. The narrative – if you can call it [Read More...]

Freedom not to be free?

Freedom not to be free? By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) We’ve all watched history revealing itself in real time with the remarkable events in the Middle East. From Egypt and Libya to Yemen and Bahrain, individuals and small groups of protesters are challenging the iron grasps of decades-long dictatorships. It’s enough to give [Read More...]


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