Education is Ideological: Tunisian Education

  Op-ed was published in Tunisia-live.net July 2012. Reproduced with kind permission. Tunisian education is undergoing rehabilitation. Whilst much progress has been made in terms of developing pedagogical theories and increasing student engagement, the threat of strike by the Union of Teachers for June suggests that much still needs doing.  “Education,” as… Read more“Education is Ideological: Tunisian Education”

The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Munqidh, trans. Paul M. Cobb

Review by Tam Hussein When the aged warrior poet, Usama ibn Munqidh of Shaizar in Syria, reflected on his life, he must have thought it an eventful one. He had participated in his share of fighting, intrigue and hunting. At 93, he was the most celebrated poet of his age. The… Read more“The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Munqidh, trans. Paul M. Cobb”