Thoughts on Writing Hurr

The story of Hurr is based on the narration of the story of the third Imam of Shia’ Muslims, Hussein.  For the Shia’, the story of the death of Hussein and the murder of his family means the physical victory of tyranny over justice, at the same time as it does the eventual and ultimate victory […]

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Fashionable Cynicism and the Politics of Despair

It may shock younger people to learn that there was a time when people believed in politics.  For better or worse, most people in this country believed that through a variety of political means (parliamentary or otherwise) society could be changed, for the better.  At some point, this ceased to be the case. Now, people […]

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