Is it possible for a society that is built upon pluralism of races, ethnicity, and cultures to have a unifying identity independent of its distinct racial, ethnic and cultural components? Is it unrealistic to believe in a unilateral cultural identity? Put another way, is E Pluribus Unum a viable national credo in today's world?
By Marah Bukai Exclusive for Al Waref The U.S. institutions carry all the necessary chromosomes of eternal youth and attractive political vitality. It is still immune to the flaccidity and fatigue that hit aging nations. It will remain capable of running the democratic process inland and overseas into the third millennium of modern human history.
By Jennifer Young Exclusive for Al Waref Wellbeing is generally synonymous with having security. This could mean security of food, shelter, identity, freedom; security from harm. When this security is in danger; either perceived or real, it is natural to act aggressively to protect what one holds dear. However, in the case of United States diplomacy,what should be sacrificed in the name of national security?
What kind of pleasure can be found in vibrant movements of the body, its studied shivering, and its fight against emptiness? And how can dancers succeed in maneuvering on the stage to the point where it takes our breath away?
Many in Egypt today are talking about two features that have come to dominate the country's social landscape. The first is that manifestations of piety have become far more widespread in recent times than they were a century ago. The second is that there is a noticeable upsurge in behavioural.
By Yoram Kohen Despite this breach of the tahdiya, or ceasefire, both Hamas and Israeli leaders have stressed their desire to deescalate the situation. But considering Hamas's history of violence against Israel, the organization's commitment to the tahdiya is open to serious question.
On a cold, January afternoon long into the evening, more than 500 people came to meet in front of the Israeli embassy voicing their frustration at the governments of Israel, the United States, Egypt, and others for their tacit approval of strikes against Hamas,