Chroniques de la décadence

The Persian Gulf Arab States and the Regional Refugee Crisis

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By S. Hesam Houryaband. In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Syrian and Iraqi refugees have flooded the gates of Europe, escaping the worsening humanitarian crisis engulfing Syria and Iraq. Millions of Syrians and Iraqis have been hard hit by the civil war in Syria and Iraq, as well as the threat posed by ISIS. To date, according to UNHCR, approximately 5 million Syrians have left the country seeking refuge in neighboring states, or making their way to Europe. Faced with the impending waves of refugees, several European nations have felt…read more

The Modern Education Crisis

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By Philippe Labrecque Originally published in the November 2012 issue of The Boulevardier. 18th century German philosopher Georg Lichtenberg once said that if his contemporaries wanted to spread knowledge, perhaps, one day, people would build universities to reestablish ignorance. Lichtenberg was on to something. Indeed, the state of higher education, but especially the social sciences and liberal education, has taken a turn for the worse due to the commercialization of universities, the decrease in educational standards and the multiplication of sub-disciplines at our once proud universities. The question that dominates…read more