Author Archives: Dan Sisken

Tom Friedman lifts someone else’s aphorism

Last week Tom Friedman did a column called “Tribes With Flags” that is built around that aphorism to describe the politics of the majority of Arab states.

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Arabs seize the ‘permission to narrate’

Facts do not at all speak for themselves, but require a socially acceptable narrative to absorb, sustain, and circulate them. . . . as Hayden White has noted in a seminal article, “narrative in general, from the folk tale to … Continue reading

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