Elusive Treasure

Time drives every second of our lives in ways we can scarcely imagine, but what is time? And where do we fit in it? The more we understand time, we come to the conclusion that its time that makes us uniquely human. Time is the greatest force in a human’s life, it drives every single … Continue reading

Connecting The Dots: food prices, inflation, unemployment, revolutions and peak oil

Connecting the dots The revolt in Tunisia ushered in 2011, when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of the administrative building in the city of Sidi Bouzid. And in doing so lit the fuse that has detonated Egypt and threatens to topple the political order of the Maghreb, Yemen, and beyond. The reason … Continue reading

Undermining An Empire

Empires throughout history have maintained their hegemony through  economic and military prowess, but they must also rely on a form of ideological legitimacy to maintain their  tenet. Such legitimacy is often embedded in the geopolitical status of said empire amongst its allies and admirers. The formation of the US empire after the second world war built upon its … Continue reading

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