My Issues With “Kubla Khan (Etc.)”

Filed under School on February 22nd, 2010

Originally published for a nineteenth-century British literature course. Ignore the madness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, overall I have nothing against your “Kubla Khan;” I must even admit that I like-slash-love it, but that doesn’t mean that I have no issues with it. So, in an effort to move towards making a point, here they are: According […]

Post-2008 South Ossetia War

Filed under History on October 14th, 2008

Two months after the incident, let’s look back at the 2008 South Ossetia War, all right? A few days after the war, almost every supposed Western politician was shouting into the world that Russia would be blacklisted, forgotten, and omitted from the world loop. Yes, the worlds largest country would be erased from mankind’s consciousness, […]

Eradication or secular edification

Filed under Religion on October 9th, 2008

“Religion, in all its forms — orthodox, spiritual, progressive, open, conservative, all — needs to be eradicated from society.” An opinion very common to many outspoken atheists, especially those with bad personal experiences in their past. To turn the whole world, the whole of society, into a secular state of mind, is a pretty hefty undertaking, […]

South Ossetia and Abkhazia today, Kosovo tomorrow

Filed under History on August 26th, 2008

I’m not planning on making this into a long post. In all my previous articles about the 2008 South Ossetia War I have already made my position clear. I don’t perceive Russia as the bad guy in this situation and am wishing for the independence (or even Russian annexation) of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It’s […]

Looking for a more balanced approach on Russia

Filed under History on August 15th, 2008

Everyone is putting blame on Russia for the on-going South Ossetia War. An easy target, the nation and its prime minister are painted as the descendants of pure evil. “Georgia’s sovereignty must be guaranteed,” writes a pro-American New York Times editor, while further suggesting that Russia should be put in the political corner wearing an […]

Russian pickles

Filed under History on August 10th, 2008

Don’t you just hate the days when you feel like writing, but no good topic comes to mind? I thought about writing about my disinterest in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (love the full name), but that seemed boring even to me. All over the web you can read articles about the South Ossetia […]