Tag Archives: politics

Why Do We Hate Ignorance?

On a basic, almost primal level, we all hate ignorance. At the very least, a display of ignorance makes us uncomfortable, like a crawly itchy feeling that we just absolutely have to scratch: In the more extreme cases, we react … Continue reading

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The World Is Stupid

Today I got a text message and an email from the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, warning me to vary my routes because of global terror activity. Yeah, what the fuck ever, embassy. Maybe instead of emailing English teachers making $300 … Continue reading

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Kurds in Georgia

According to The Wikipedia, there are 40,000 to 60,000 Kurds in Georgia. I have met at least two of them. Thus begins another foray into regional politics. The other day I was speaking with a Kurdish woman. She asked if … Continue reading

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Election Year Woes

When I left America, toward the end of 2010, I was so utterly disgusted with American politics and American policy that not following the news in America was easy. I felt that if things continued on their trajectory, I always … Continue reading

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