Review of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

In Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, Tamim Ansary describes a historical narrative of the world from Islamic eyes, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and its effects on the modern day Middle Eastern socio-political landscape. If you’re reading this review, there’s a good chance your narrative… Read more Review of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea, and Coca Cola: A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Egyptian slaves were paid in mead. The wine trade spread Greek (and later Roman) culture throughout the known world. Spirits drove the Age of Exploration, including the slave trade into the New World. Coffee fueled the Age of Reason and revolutionary thought. The tea trade shaped British policy at its height. Coca Cola is arguably the symbol… Read more Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea, and Coca Cola: A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Le Linkage #14: The Humans in Technology Edition

Alright, folks: time for another edition of Le Linkage, the incidental series chronicling some of the more interesting pages I find in my stumbles through the Web. Today’s episode features stories about Nigerian scammers, anthropology, human enhancement, science fiction, some humor, and of course, another simple online game. Enjoy.

Le Linkage #11

Ok, so the election has passed and I can now get back to regular blogging, right? Actually, the election’s been over for a while and I’ve just needed a break from real blogging (as if I’ve ever actually done any of that before). At any rate, it’s (about darn) time for another episode of Le… Read more Le Linkage #11