“There are no shortcuts to changing the system” “When they distort  articles I have written…” “We just have to stop looking to our ‘leaders’ and start looking to each other” “Most of us are poor” “You will not liberate yourselves by toppling a puppet government” “There is possibly nothing more alienating than violence” “No one owns ideas”

Middle Nation podcast E:2

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Liberal ideology will collapse from its own contradictions...

If non-Muslims think Islam is a political ideology and not a religion, that is our fault

Responding to a livestream interview yesterday between Dalia Mogahed and Asma T. Uddin about the latter’s new book “When Islam Is Not A Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom”. While the topics are important, I think they totally skipped over the Islamist elephant in the...

the Mike Tyson argument against Libertarian economic theory

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The theory of the democratisation of corporate influence

Power has been transferred to the private sector to a great degree, but political organising has not made a similar shift in focus…It is worth exploring how the public can begin to approach corporations as the political entities they...

Think for yourself

The big challenge, and I think it is a bigger challenge in the age of the internet than it ever was before, is to actually think for yourself. The “Information Super Highway” is full of ruts it is remarkably easy to get stuck in.  You may be in one ideological lane, try to break out of it, and you end up in another ideological lane just as  rigid as the one you were in before. There are so many people out there who are ready to help you not have to think, they provide you with all the...

FB Live Stream: Is revolution the best method for change?

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UAE & US power; more ethnic conflict in Myanmar; and the complexity of governing in post-revolution Sudan

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