Survival Sex: A Violent, Dangerous Game

November 21, 2016

At the fringes of the sex industry in the north of England, men and women are selling sex to survive. Any local pizza parlor, on any given day. Bright lights, cheap plastic, the smell of frying grease. Men hanging around the cramped tables, coddling beer bottles, chatting. The owner lets a woman...

The Intellects of Tahrir

June 27, 2013

After nearly 100 years since the Sykes-Picot agreement, the Middle East's artificial borders are being ripped apart. As far as I have learned, there has always been an evolution of great sociologies at work. Progressive in the main, despite long lapses into darkness and often impure renditions...

Scotland: In or Out of the British Union?

December 03, 2012

What part does national identity play in Scotland’s bid for independence? In a remarkable confluence of political events, independence for national territories – what I call understated nations – is on the agenda with a vengeance. With an election in Catalonia, a referendum in Scotland in...