The State of the World: (1) The Fairy-Tale of Capitalism

ROTTERDAM – If anything motivated me to write this series, it’s annoyance. I do consider myself an optimist of sorts, even if the state of the world depresses me sometimes, -too often these days. The newspapers, and TV, the blogospheres and the tweets, the on-line articles and the reclusive rants, everyone seems to have completely […]

It Has Been _0_ Days Since The Last Incident

ROTTERDAM – The Quetta hospital in Pakistan got bombed today by a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. At least 64 people died, and by now even the righteous calls for attention to terrorism and its victims in far-away deserts have seized. I’ve heard them say apathy is the curse of postmodern civilisation, […]