Tag Archives: ISIS

133 Words or Less: Terror as a Jobs Program

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When you decimate a region’s economy with years of war, warrior becomes the only viable job option. Conventional wisdom holds religious ideology motivates ISIS fighters. Recent interviews by Lydia Wilson prove this an oversimplification. He was working as a laborer to support his huge family when he hurt his back and lost his job. It […]

I Fear Fear

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I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. Between the Ebola and ISIS, many Americans seem to be in a state of near panic. The Ebola, in particular, seems to have the general population particularly scared. In fact, some of the social media commentary I’ve seen borders on hysteria. I really can’t put it into […]