Martin Luther King, Jr. and Positive Extremism

In his “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” dated April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the subject of extremism as it applied to the nonviolent direct action he was advocating in Birmingham. Specifically, he was responding to the fact that he had been labeled an extremist by “white moderates” and the Christian leadership of localContinue reading “Martin Luther King, Jr. and Positive Extremism”

Islamism and “The Yacoubian Building”

The following is a short essay I wrote about The Yacoubian Building for an undergraduate history course. In Alaa al Aswany’s book, The Yacoubian Building, Islamism and Islamists are primarily presented through the point of view of the character Taha El Shazli, the son of a doorman who lives on the roof of the YacoubianContinue reading “Islamism and “The Yacoubian Building””