What would you like to hear about on this blog during the next several months? Here’s why I’m asking. To date, we have explored vital features about the relation of wisdom to human diversity, focusing on the international relations of the old-world Middle East (Ancient Near East). This post lists the places we have been. Now that we have that foundation to refer to, we are transitioning from that ancient history to the contemporary scene. My general plan, now, is to write about issues, decisions, policies, and people that have loomed large during the past decade in U.S. – Middle East events.
I began that transition here, where we took a few posts to remember what is was like in America during the days of 9/11. But there are so many crucial, post-9/11 areas to consider, including current emerging situations, that I have been wondering where we might start doing that in this next series of posts.
I have some ideas of my own, but you can help. I would like to get your thoughts. What one or two areas would you like to hear about first? I would like to hear from as many readers as possible on this. If one or two post-9/11 areas stand out, I will seriously consider starting there.
So do make a suggestion. Brief or longish. You don’t have to be too specific. Send your suggestions via email or the Comments area. Thank you. I look forward to hearing for you. C. S.
©2014 by Charles Strohmer
Thanks for challenge!
I would like to read something about the tensions of dealing with extremism inside and outside US and how could this topic be managed on a macro scale (aliances, enemies, future development of policies, etc.) sort of the fith wave if you want in Alvin Toefler’s terms.
What do you think about it?
I’m mulling over the fact that so many Muslims are silent about the terrorism that is taking place in the Middle East. Perhaps you could share your thoughts?
In light of the “Arab Spring” successes and failures… what is the role of democracy, theocracy, principled pluralism going forward?