Fidel: Revolutionary Dictator?

With the passing of Fidel Castro yesterday, one of the 20th century's most iconic figures has joined an exhaustive list of victims taken in 2016. Eulogies have tended to range from extreme sides of the spectrum: either "anti-imperialist revolutionary" or "ruthless dictator". However, without placing Castro in his proper historical context, it becomes easy to grossly… Continue reading Fidel: Revolutionary Dictator?

Rethinking Syria and the claptrap of anti-imperialism

Five years on, Syria’s tragic civil war has become the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Roughly half of the country's pre-war population (over 11 million people out of 20+ million), have been killed or uprooted from their homes, spawning a refugee crisis of unparalleled proportions in neighboring countries of Jordan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and… Continue reading Rethinking Syria and the claptrap of anti-imperialism