Syria's illness has revealed the worlds greater illness, and the manifold return of antiquated repression.
Syria has always been a centralized state. But for it to survive after its brutal war is over, it has to become a federation.
Doha Hassan writes about the details of her adaptation to the new life in her new exile, which she has yet to like and get used to, with her eyes ever fixated on that far away place she was forced to leave.
The system of death in Syria has been broken just like the system of life. We seize the ownership of our death and take changing it upon ourselves as an expression of our seriousness to change our lives
The only way to overcome the injustice that abounds in the Middle East is to overcome all the victimhood narratives that beset the region.
Are there new indicators on the emergence on a new model for intellectuals, ones who actively resist discrimination, repression and marginalization, now and here, rather than nhilist, prophetic romantics who are merely interested in final answers?
Many Syrians continue to hold the morals of optimism and work vis-a-vis the pessimist former activsts, rational thinkers and enlightened self-proclaimed philosophers. Only nationalistic and religious fascism will prevail if pessmism prevails.
The West and its civil societies, the primary engines behind political decisions, are unwilling to sacrifice their soldiers and citizens for the sake of unguaranteed changes.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh comments on the horrifying news of more than 11,000 Syrians have been tortured to death, as recently leaked, and calls on world intellectuals to act against the murderous regime of Assad dynasty.