Tue, 10 May 2016
Marya Hannun (@Mrhannun) and Sophie Spaan (@SophieSpaan) join Michael to talk about their article in Foreign Policy, "When Europe Loved Islam," covering Islam's place in European culture and its history as a spirituality trend for aristocratic.
How does one approach Islam through academically and historically. The cultural and political journey of Islam through empire. Islam's resonance with European intellectuals. Islam and modernity's "new man." Muslims serving in World War I. Colonial outreach to muslim subjects and colonial anxiety. How do we learn to ask the right questions? The importance of contextualizing and historicizing.
On the fun half - Hillary couldn't blow it, could she? Bernie on the need for a democratic Fox News, Loretta Lynch rebukes NC governor over anti-trans bill. Plus your calls an IMs!