The One Sided Mirror: How Occidentalism Missed The Boat

To provide insight on why the West has enemies, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit’s “Occidentalism” portrays an enemy full of jealousy and envy who hates capitalism and imperialism. Unfortunately, “Occidentalism” was written from the Western perspective and fails to reflect on the roots of this resentment. Buruma and Margalit mention that contemporary Occidentalism is often…

Pancake Sponge Brain: The Internet and Digital Media Stretches Us Thin and Feeds Wisdom Depending on Who Is Using It

The Internet and digital media have revolutionized the way we access the news. Ironically, it has hindered full exposure of the truth and has assisted in building the most comprehensive source of knowledge. To what extent this medium is a curse or a blessing primarily depends on those who utilize it. The most obvious protagonist…