On the Rohingya Crisis, Or “Contra The Federalist”

Like Sumantra Maitra, I too have decided to become the Internet’s worst person. See how you like it. The Chechens are a tough people. Persecuted by various empires, historically stateless and mistreated, they remain in their homeland. For the uninitiated the Chechens are a Muslim people from the North Caucasian region of Eastern Europe. They… Read More On the Rohingya Crisis, Or “Contra The Federalist”

Proving a Negative.

“And now for something completely different…” This isn’t in the vein of my usual topics of interest (history, security politics, immigration, with a dash of theology) but fringe history and archaeology have always been an interest of mine. A great podcast and blog I’ve stumbled upon is Archaeological Fantasies, which discusses fringe/pseudo-historical nonsense like Afrocentrism,… Read More Proving a Negative.

Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran

(Photo credit: MCW News) President Donald Trump (truly one of the strangest phrases in English after “Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California…”) today followed through on a simulacrum of his promised ban on Muslims. The executive order prohibits the entry of individuals from Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. (Updated: a judge has… Read More Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran