Thoughts silly and profound from a little person who spent years inside a great big machine.

This blog aims to be of service 1) to me, by giving me a place to vent and organize my thoughts and 2) to the larger community of people interested in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, its politics, cultures, and societies by:

  • interrogating media coverage to expose assumptions, cognitive biases, and logical fallacies (or downright lies)
  • analyzing patterns across reportage
  • trying to identify the questions we should be asking, and when possible, to answer them
  • and employing appropriate methodology when appropriate, bearing in mind that expertise is falsely reassuring without experts to use and explain it (and vice versa)

The thoughts expressed here are completely my own and I am wholly responsible for this site’s content.

Thanks for stopping by.

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