An anthropologist explains the secret behind Islamophobia

Islamic Extremism

Anthropologist Maximilian Forte explains the hidden and complex purposes of the campaign against Islamophobia. It's one of his best columns, loaded with insights about America.   "How to Make Extremism Mainstream and Fake a Debate about Islamophobia" By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 6 June 2017. Reposted with his generous permission.   Questions about one of … Continue reading An anthropologist explains the secret behind Islamophobia

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Stratfor describes the Qatar-Saudi conflict, a new fissure in the Middle East

Saudi King Bin bin Abdulaziz and Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

A conflict has broken out in the Middle East, as the Saudi Princes seek to re-establish hegemony over the Qatar Princes. It is yet another fissure in the Middle East, the world's most critical flash point. Here Stratfor explains the origin of the conflict, what has happened, and its likely consequences. Of course, the extreme … Continue reading Stratfor describes the Qatar-Saudi conflict, a new fissure in the Middle East

Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Let's do something different. Instead of discussing the evolution of the-America-that-once-was into a New America, let's have some practical advice about how to live in it. For example, what should you do when questioned by the police? You have identified yourself, and now the questions begin...  {From the archive of 2013.} Contents Don't talk without an attorney … Continue reading Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)