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Bulb Records’ Pete Larson reemerges in Kenya with a renewed purpose… to help document and preserve the Nyatiti

My old friend and former bandmate, Pete Larson, moved to Kenya a few years back to oversee a number of public health related research projects. And, while there, he fell in love with the country’s culture and music. Now, like a good academic, he’s doing his best to document and preserve what he can, starting […]

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It looks as though Trump once again played right into Putin’s hands, turning against Qatar before the facts were in, and creating an opening for the Russians

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain closed all borders (land, sea and air) with the country of Qatar, an action that was then followed by Yemen, the Maldives and Libya. And, this morning, our President took to Twitter to take credit for the fact that these countries had moved to […]

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Trump ban on Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with appeasing his racist base

As we discussed last night, Trump’s clearly illegal ban on those entering the United States from majority-Muslim nations was interesting in that not all majority-Muslim nations were included. While Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen made the list, several others, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, did not… which is odd, given that’s where […]

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On the murder of our ambassador to Libya and the shameless politicization of his death

If you believe what we’re being told in the press, an Israeli real estate developer in California by the name of Sam Bacile, raised $5 million from 100 Jewish donors in order to make a film about the “cancer” that is Islam. That’s Bacile’s word, not mine. Before you get mad at Bacile, though, there’s […]

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Juan Cole on the spread of democracy in the Muslim world, and the anti-democratic legacy of 9/11 at home

As reluctant as I am to jump on the “Let’s Milk the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks for Ratings and Ad Revenue” bandwagon, I just read a very thoughtful piece by U-M history professor Juan Cole, and felt as though it deserved to be passed along. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage you, however, to […]

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