As with past pandemics in history, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will have longer-lasting effects.
37.1 | Virus
Primary Arabic sources tell us that around 638, a severe plague broke out in ‘Amwās, the ancient Emmaus in Syria, resulting in massive fatalities among the soldiers of the Arab army.
From behind my plastic wall, I hear the hollow footsteps of Munro. Munro always comes in at daybreak, as is her habit.
Iranian scientists are in a political quagmire. Eight months of deceitful coronavirus guidance has shattered the regime’s authority. A new virus has swept across Iran: distrust.
Historical narratives, like the imperial chronicles, have been dominated by men where either women remain absent, or appear in marginal references.
It was at the Muslim Institute Winter Gathering on 12 December 2020, regrettably virtual by necessity but still wonderfully vibrant, that writer Medina Whiteman pondered the impact on the creative process of the interminable endlessness of lockdown.
Aaron Tugendhaft dedicates this monograph not to ISIS, but to a thorough discussion of images, weaving a story about the power of political images, including their destruction and manipulation, in a tale that truly brings Assyria to the internet.