In 1985, a 23-year-old graduate of Columbia University was hopping from job to job in New York City trying to make a living. He came across a flyer that announced the upcoming lecture of a civil rights icon at his old alma mater.  The alumnus was Barack Obama. The icon Stokely Carmichael. He decided to… Continue reading

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a severe case of Kurdophobia, but we may have to give the devil his due on this one. He has somehow let Selahattin Demirtas pen Dawn, a work of twelve fictional short stories, from his Turkish prison cell in Edirne. That is terrific news for Demirtas, the popular Kurdish member of the Turkish parliament since 2007, and even… Continue reading

March 17, 2013 “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Barack Hussein Obama Dear President Obama, Like the sudden fall of Berlin Wall you showed up unannounced in my life. Like most Americans, I was not prepared for your spectacular entrance— exploding upon the national scene as the star-studded keynote speaker at the… Continue reading