Marriage is a Big Deal Celebration in the Ancient Land

When Nubian men and women court, they must keep it secret from everyone. To proceed otherwise, would damage the reputation of the woman (used goods, if you will). While, the 21st century feminist in me wants to be repulsed by this idea, I am enamoured by the chivalry contained within the sentiment. If/when the couple … More Marriage is a Big Deal Celebration in the Ancient Land

Democracy: Fundamentally Flawed or Taken for Granted

Finding myself in Egypt in the spring of 2012 brought to light many questions that my public policy undergrad and PoliSci degrees formed – philosophically – in my mind many years prior. What political system is best? Is an inevitably corrupt democracy any better than its political counterparts? Will an elected leader serve the interests … More Democracy: Fundamentally Flawed or Taken for Granted