On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy

Yesterday, May 27th, in a move which some believed to be unconstitutional and some believed to be historical, Sergio Mattarella blocked the formation of the government which was supposed to be indeed one of the most reactionary governments ever to have ruled in Europe after the Second World War. Lega and M5S, the two anti-establishment … Continue reading On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

“Our objective is clear. Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapon. Not now, not in five years, not in ten years, never. We should not abandon it if we don’t have something more substantial instead. That is my position.” These are some of the remarks made by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, in his address … Continue reading Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

A Handful of Neorealism

1) Neo-realism must be traced back to the cinema of Mussolini-era; to the fundamental fuctional difference between the Italian Fascist Cinema and that of the Nazi Germany. In contrast with Hitler, who believed in cinema as a medium of propaganda, Mussolini believed it firstly as a narrative device. Cinecittà was therefore found on such a … Continue reading A Handful of Neorealism

Contradiction

The contradiction of the modern human manifested itself pretty early; when a slave owner penned these words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...

Politics of Division

The US Government shut down about 24 hours ago, for the first time in about 5 years. What makes it particular? Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a meeting with Donald Trump on Jan 11th where a bipartisan agreement on immigration, previously agreed upon during a phone call between Dick Durbin and … Continue reading Politics of Division

Interpretation

She was teaching Hermeneutics and the scholars had difficulty understanding how different recipients could have different feedbacks over the same message. The discussions throughout the semester were heated nevertheless fruitless. On the final exam day, she asked them to stay over after the papers had been handed back and invited them to take a look … Continue reading Interpretation

Enemies of the Nation

The sixth day of #IranProtests comes to complete a round where all the players have had their moves. People, Parliament, Hassan Rouhani’s government, the Judiciary, some political activists, some foreign leaders and finally The Supreme Leader. Not surprisingly, the Supreme Leader, addressing a limited audience of martyrs’ families, laid the blame on the enemies of … Continue reading Enemies of the Nation