The New Atheists and the lesser-known, but increasingly prominent, "New Optimists" both frame their arguments as common sense re-examinations of basic facts that have been obscured in western political discourse. For the New Atheists, political correctness has obscured the connection between Islam as a religion and the myriad social problems faced by Muslims.
Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes Yousef Khalil. The Handmaid's Tale was released on Hulu in April, and wrapped up this week to critical acclaim. Set in a near-future United States taken over by religious fundamentalists amid a fertility and environmental crisis, it has been called a timely critique of patriarchy and authoritarianism as the Trump administration enters its fourth month.
At the height of the Egyptian revolution, Bassem Youssef, a Cairo surgeon, regularly posted satirical YouTube videos, which he shot in a laundry room when he was off duty. When Egypt’s longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was forced to resign, Youssef, buoyed by the new media openness made the leap to late night television. In 2012, Egyptians elected Mohammed Morsi – in the country’s first free and fair presidential elections.
PSA: Before writing anything on how a European society has been successful, first flip your argument and apply it to explaining the problems facing a Third World country. Does what you’ve written become pretty racist? Revise accordingly. http://bit.ly/2G4AS4s
This is garbage. Geographic determinism followed by a raft of culturalist tautologies that explain nothing: Finland is great because Finns trust each other, have "good basic virtues," it has had “wise leaders." Basically, Finland is great because it is.
Why is Finland so great? “To begin with, the geography” in a harsh & remote place... “every person has to work hard for themselves. But that is not always enough. You have to help your neighbours.” By this logic, Saudi Arabia should be a socialist utopia.
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