Author archives: Cintia

Transcending Evil

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. -Abba Eban (Israeli diplomat, politician and author) Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilisation, we must make our choice; we can't have both.  -Abraham Flexener (American Educator)  We are divided as a species and yet we hav[...]

The Invisible Burqa- Modern Women and Old Conflicts

France ditched the use of the burqa in 2011 in public places; the main argument supporting this proposal was the fact that face-coverings prevent the identification of a person, which is both a security risk as well as an implied limitation within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression for communicating. However, the underlining and fran[...]

Strange Days: The Traveller's Insight

‘Remember, remember always that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists’ - Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today it’s nearly impossible to start a debate on immigration without arousing feelings of racism. The two topics are strongly related and that is probably why immigration became a problem. History has, over the y[...]

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