Tag: soviet union
Myrrh in the Time of the AnthropoceneSeptember 2015
Boundaries of Nature: Each time my friend reaches for his resin, he taps into a global knowledge honed over millennia, a true people’s pharmacopeia.
Laura Kasinof: Between Tradition and ModernityAugust 2014
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgians turned en masse to religion. Today, the Orthodox Church’s conservative beliefs are clashing with the country’s increasingly close ties to the EU.
Necessary EvilJanuary 2014
Think of your being a Jew in terms of having been born with clubfoot: unfortunate, of course, but not the end of the world.
Richard Falk: Istanbul, a Modest ProposalNovember 2012
Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?
Tom Engelhardt: Drone Warfare and the United States of FearApril 2012
Anis Shivani interviews Tom Engelhardt, creator of TomDispatch, about how today's political leaders are leading us toward Soviet-era doublethink and decline.