You’ve read F&O’s latest work, I assume? (If not, may I respectfully remind you, here, of the essential stories on our Contents page?)
- Why ISIS is winning, with America’s help TOM REGAN: Summoning Orenda Column
- Soldiers patrol Brussels, raids lead to arrests GABRIELA BACZYNSKA & PHILIP BLENKINSOP Report
- The View From Counterterror’s Front Lines SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, ProPublica Report
- Bibi Times: Netanyahu’s tangled relationship with media MAAYAN LUBELL Report
- Bosnia divided two decades after peace deal DARIA SITO-SUCIC Report
- Ron Hynes departs for Cryer’s Paradise GREG LOCKE Arts
- Gate A-4 NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Essay
- Remembrance and Refugees ROD MICKLEBURGH Column
- Suicide Bombing: history’s least successful military tactic JONATHAN MANTHORPE, International Affairs Column
We’d also like to share with you some findings elsewhere on this marvel of a web –starting with the image above by Canadian artist Susan MacLeod, drawn in response to heated debate in the West over taking Syrian refugees.
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World Philosophy offerings, Oxford University Press
The ultimate Thinky trove: For World Philosophy Day earlier this month, Oxford University Press collated some of its most popular research across various disciplines, and have made them available to download until January 1, 2016. Click here to find works at no charge ranging from Rousseau and Hobbes, to short introductions to topics, to Public Health Ethics….
This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you, by Ben Norton, Salon, November 18, 2015
We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history … “Regime change” is not a phrase you hear discussed honestly much in Washington, yet it is a common practice in and defining feature of U.S. foreign policy for well over a century. … read This is why they hate us (you will leave F&O)
State of Terror — What happened when an Al Qaeda affiliate ruled in Mali. By Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, July 1, 2013
Extremists attacked a hotel in Mali on Friday, taking hostages before a bloodbath ensued. Mali’s context was eloquently captured by Jon Lee Anderson in the New Yorker in 2013. From the New Yorker: “In 2012, Islamist extremists seized the north of Mali, ruling until French troops intervened. “However remote Mali may seem to Westerners, its travails exemplify the security problems posed by neglected places in the age of Islamist terror.” …. read State of Terror at the New Yorker (you will leave F&O’s site)
‘The Statue of Liberty Must Be Crying With Shame.’ By Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, Nov. 21, 2015
I wonder what (anti-refugee politicians) would have told a desperate refugee family fleeing the Middle East. You’ve heard of this family: a carpenter named Joseph, his wife, Mary, and their baby son, Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, after Jesus’ birth they fled to save Jesus from murderous King Herod (perhaps the 2,000-year-ago equivalent of Bashar al-Assad of Syria?). Fortunately Joseph, Mary and Jesus found de facto asylum in Egypt .… read The Statue of Liberty Must Be Crying With Shame (you will leave F&O)
Last but not least, Tracy Chapman’s new greatest hits album celebrates a quietly powerful legacy, promises PBS.
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