World Beat Newsletter

The Age of Activism

We must fight hard in our Age of Activism to construct a new political entity: the activist state. If we fail, we will slip, inexorably, into an Age of Apocalypse.

Chicken a la King

The hearings sponsored by Peter King and the campaign against sharia are two sides of the same Islamophobic coin.

The S Word

Will South Sudan, now on the verge of becoming a new country, make secession acceptable?
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.

Secret SOTU

Here's a glimpse into what the president is thinking while he's delivering the State of the Union address.

Gun Crazy

The NRA and the Pentagon are both addicted to guns, and they're both on a slippery slope.
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