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hurling little answers at big questions
A Homage to Education
empowerer, character-builder, freedom fighter
Education happens – wittingly or unwittingly, willingly or unwillingly – all around us, in all of us, all the time, lifelong. Our teachers don’t always look like teachers: they can be social milieus, inner monologues, nature, culture, travel, or anything that makes the brain spin.
MINI-SERIES: TERRORISM IS WHAT WE MAKE IT
how me, you, and Western media empowered
ISIS & Co. and the Trumps of this world
PART I of III
Just Another Day Without Terrorist Attacks
our poor, emotional judgement of likelihoods has dire consequences in the real world
And everyone who lets emotion kidnap rationale will get the false impression that there is a realistic assailant threat in the West, when it is factually less than lottery-realistic. From there, it’s only one slippery step to a landslide fear of immigrants, and, next thing you know, Donald Trump is president of the United States."
PART II of III
Accepting the Unacceptable: a Little Bit of Terrorism Is Inevitable
life can't be drained of all its risks
No matter how much we want this world to be predictable and safe, we have to accept that complete certainty, and with it, complete security, are complete illusions.
PART III of III
Of Muslim Victims, White Terrorists, and Indifference towards Faceless Strangers
how we overlook the real victims and perpetrators of terrorism
How do we arrive at such clouded conclusions, mistaking us for victims and actual victims for perpetrators, in an age where all the facts are readily available?
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