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KRAXFACTS: Who are the Palestinians? – Introduction

KRAXFACTS: Who are the Palestinians? – Introduction

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Who are the Palestinians? A simple question with an extremely complicated, nuanced, and controversial answer. This post is the introduction to a series of posts that will try to answer this question in the simplest way possible. Due to the controversial nature of the topic and the plethora of horribly biased … Continue reading

Cultural Relativism: An Intellectual Quagmire

Cultural Relativism: An Intellectual Quagmire

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Recently, a quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti (an Indian author) was shared with me touting that by identifying ourselves differently from any others, we are in fact committing violence (See the picture below this paragraph). This excellent example of cultural relativism, although quite extreme, is a great starting point to jump into … Continue reading

Book Review: Why the West is Best – Ibn Warraq

Book Review: Why the West is Best – Ibn Warraq

Reviewed by: Michael Kravshik. At first glance the title of this book caught my attention. Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defence of Liberal Democracy, is obviously  seen by many groups as highly contentious, and therefore sparked my interest. The author Ibn Warraq, labeling himself a Muslim apostate (which he most certainly is), is … Continue reading

Westernism: The Name We Don’t Call Ourselves

Westernism: The Name We Don’t Call Ourselves

Written by: Michael Kravshik. Traditionally, people have primarily identified themselves based on the circumstances they were born into such as nationality, religion, tribal affiliation or skin colour. The growing interconnectedness of the globe has resulted in an increasing shift of focus away from these traditional groupings and towards ‘thought’ groupings based on personal beliefs (environmentalism, … Continue reading