Kurdish Muslims abandoning Islam for Zoroastrianism
The small, ancient religion of Zoroastrianism is being revived in northern Iraq. Followers say locals should join because it’s a truly Kurdish belief. Others say the revival is a reaction to extremist Islam.
The Origins of Political Correctness
We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious.
Ancient Cities Provide A Warning for the Modern World
from newhistorian.com: In this age of urban-living, how cities grow is vitally important. The way cities expand in relation to their geographical surroundings has been an important consideration for eons. […]
Robin Williams and the Happiness Industry
from GregPalast.com: I can’t help feeling that Robin Williams was a victim of his industry: the happiness industry. Williams was typecast for those parts with manic, unstoppable joy. Listen up, Aladdin! […]