Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Muslims, Modernity and the Mundane

The continuing saga of beheadings perpetrated by jihadists of ‘Western’ origin is much discussed and little understood. One relatively unseen perspective is that this saga highlights a crisis within ‘Western’ civilisation, within ‘modernity’. Religious fundamentalism of any stripe is a … Continue reading

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The Misleading Emancipatory Potential of Technology

Today, one sees great fervour and excitement expressed throughout the grand spheres of modern communications. Through the ‘social’ networks and the micro-blogs, the loud declarations of a new age of openness and liberalism continue to resound. Supposedly, the monopolists and … Continue reading

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