Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chicago by Alaa al-Aswany

Coleridge long ago said poets were humankind’s unacknowledged legislators. But if you care to read further you might agree with me that novelists too could enjoy this privileged position. Recently, I cited the Egyptian novelist, Alaa al-Aswany in an article … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

Recently I published a piece in Middle East Law and Governance 3 (2011) 171–180 Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

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Hizbullah’s part in Gaddafi’s downfall

Hizbullah’s part in Gaddafi’s downfall.

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Extra-Judicial Executions of America’s Enemies

The Obama administration seems to have signed off on the execution of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who fled to Yemen from where he mobilized terrorists in order to attack America. A few months ago, Osama bin Laden, arch-terrorist master-mind … Continue reading

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