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Emad Barsoum writes: In the Times of Inclusion and Diversity ( 3 )

My colleague came to me with a deep look in her eyes, revealing some distress mixed with bewilderment, after a few seconds of staring, she questioned me firmly; So, don’t you believe in Inclusion and Diversity? With a big smile and confident voice, I replied, unquestionably I believe in inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism, acceptance of the other, and freedom of speech on top of all, without fear of bein ...

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Emad Barsoum: In The Time of Inclusion and Diversity ( 2 )

Why the society, when it drifts from the truth, it tends to hate those who speak it! It is a fact that was thought about by the very renowned English novelist, journalist, and critic, George Orwell. If we try to expose the weaknesses in our society the majority would rush to hide their heads in the sand, others will declare war against those who speak the truth, simply because truth mostly hurts. Ignoring r ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: In the times of Inclusion and Diversity

The nation woke up to horrifying news, the discovery of yet another unmarked mass grave in Saskatchewan that contained over seven hundred and fifty bodies of indigenous children. Such discovery took place just a month after a similar mass grave was discovered in another site in British Colombia, and as some observers stated, these are not the only sites, there could be more. What a shocking and dreadful dis ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: The Sun always Shines

The mornings of this week carried hot air and unexpected high temperatures, mixed with the refreshing odors of the spring, although for the last spring and this one, and until the last week we did not pay enough attention to the beauty of the nature that we expect every spring and after a long cold winter, we were disheartened by all the measures taken to contain and prevent the spread of the Covid 19.  The ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: Advancement and Regression… The Paradox

Why many people from the four corners of the globe strive to find a new home in the new world! Possibly the term the new world is no longer in use, however, it will always be called the New World. Many factors drive people towards this race to cross the oceans, reside in the new world, and take it as home. Most of all are modernity, advancement, and human rights, and the list is long. Over the last two week ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: The Virtual Democracy

Looking back in time at the development of political approaches and awareness, we would realize that the principle of Democracy came to existence in the 400’s BC when Plato wrote his book “The Republic”, followed by many philosophers, thinkers, social reformers and patriots, Democracy became a crucial requirement for governing and human rights. Although the Roman Senate existed in 700’s BC, nonetheless it w ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: Solitary Confinement

Many of us hear words, expressions, even facts about events and incidents that we never experienced, and sometimes our reactions are not in line with these incidents and facts. Most of us heard, through movies, about the solitary confinement during a period of imprisonment, specially how it was demonstrated in the prominent movie “Papillion – 1973” and its remake in 2017. Nevertheless, what we hear or see i ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: The Parade of the Century

Every day I spend some time on social media to get an idea about current trends, conspiracy theories and how it transformed the earthlings to captives of screens. Few days ago I found quite a number of comments and criticisms of a spectacular event that took place in Cairo, Egypt lately. It was the Royal Parade, a celebration that was performed amidst the transportation of twenty two mummies for Queens and ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: The Suez Canal… and Covid

While the whole world was watching the developments of Covid 19, its vaccines, quarantines, a serious incident happened that did not draw the attention of the world for two days at the beginning. It was a Golden-class type container ship, one of eleven largest container ships ever built - that ran aground in the Suez Canal, and led to a blockage of the Canal for the marine transport. To many, nowadays, Suez ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: Civilization Reversed

A small piece of news on a renowned TV station, that did not attract enough attention, due to everyone's distraction by the Covid news and vaccinations, carried an astonishing message and trend. A trend in the media and public orientation that reflects a massive crack in a civilized world. The news announced and celebrated a person that has been appointed for an important law enforcement organization board, ...

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Emad Barsoum writes: The Clash of Generations (3)

When I wrote about the clash of generations, the differences between the younger and older generation, I never expected to receive as much feedback as the ones received from the younger generations; which I considered an extremely interesting phenomenon, to get the younger generation engaged in such kind of discussion. However, when Kate, my young colleague, a very smart and active young lady walked in my o ...

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(Emad Barsoum writes: The Clash of Generations (2

It was unlikely to receive, from the young generation, responses and feedback on the previous article about the differences and struggle between generations. However, and regardless of the slight positive responses versus enormous negativity, it carried for me much delight to see such interaction and concern to participate in the dialogue.  What dominated the young generation ideas is the sense of conceit t ...

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