Category Archives: International Affairs

Brazil’s Moment of Madness

I wrote this a while back for InBrazil – I thought I’d reblog it here. “But what can I say about a country that experiences a near miss? Like a distressed man who, in an act of madness cuts his … Continue reading

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Immigration and Christianity (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1. Back to my friend’s question, the “conundrum” of immigration. Because he is a Christian, as am I. And does not Jesus say all over the place how important it is to help the needy, to feed … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Know-Nothings (Part 1)

Continuing sort of on the theme of, oh let’s call it ‘America’s strategic reorientation’; I suppose it’s time to touch on the topic of the day. Immigration. A friend of mine recently asked “What do you think?” because for him, … Continue reading

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A POWERFUL COUNTER-EXTREMISM NOVEL: Lords of Misrule by Joel D. Hirst

The most recent review of my new novel “Lords of Misrule“: “Lords of Misrule by Joel Hirst is the first literary novel I have read that reflects the motivations and consequences of Jihadist movements in the post-colonial Africa. Being a … Continue reading

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My Viral Interview for CNN Arabic on my novel “Lords of Misrule”

I’m always intrigued by what attracts people’s attention – and why. This week I did a written interview for CNN Arabic on my new novel, “Lords of Misrule” (or the Arabic title, “Princes of Sedition”). The interview focused on some … Continue reading

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Cue Venezuela’s Ration Cards

“If you trade your liberty for food, you will be condemned to be a slave.” This was how Cedice Liberty, one of Latin America’s greatest think tanks described the not-too-surprising announcement that Venezuela is finally moving to a cashless ‘ration … Continue reading

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2017 – And Life More Abundant

I thought I’d drop in for a minute to say “hi”. I perhaps haven’t ever said how much I appreciate each of you – those who read and share and engage and respond, my companions in this unorthodox journey of … Continue reading

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