above, a kurdish woman manning a post. Below, westeners who have joined the kurdish army to fight ISIS. It is currently legal for American to join a foreign army as long as it is not characterized as a terrorist group (so no IRA or Turkish PKK) or fights the United States (see Russian army).
I was a 14 year old slave - In the Washington Post
Who are the Yazidis - article in The Guardian (England)
A policy paper by Moshe Ma'oz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Middle Eastern Minorities: Between Integration and Conflict
We didn't have time to discuss the Turks (turkmen) of Syria and Iraq. So here is an article from Vox.com about the group in syria. In 2015, turkey actually invaded syria for a day in order to move the buried remains of a turkish founding patriarch and move his remains to safety in Turkey.
Vox article on Turkmen of Syria
BBC article on the Relocation of the Tomb of Suleyman Shah
Canadian man dubbed "Jewish Schindler" has created an organization to help purchase the freedom of Yazidi sex slaves.
Read an article about him and his organization in this Israeli newspaper:
Excellent Frontline Documentary on the Rise of ISIS.
watch the full episode HERE
from the Foreign Policy Association.
PBS Frontline: Escaping ISIS.
This episode is about the plight of the Yazidi minority under ISIS control.
See trailer below and the full episode HERE
Iraqi minorities facing extinction in current crisis. from the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
From Al Jazeera: Syria and the Battered minorities of the Middle East
A "Second-a-Day" video" by Save the Children. It has been watched more than 53 million times and is two years old. So it is before the refugee crisis and the ISIS invasion which have only made things worse for the children of syria.
BBC Documentary + Frontline: Inside Saudi Arabia
PBS Frontline: Inside Assad's Syria: A look at the groups that support Assad during the Syrian Civil War. This is especially about the Alawites - check out the pro-Assad Alawite militia at around 35min -
btw - it is crazy good.
Began rereading ‘A Sun Also Rises’ perhaps my favorite Hemingway novel. I have read it once or twice in the past - maybe once a decade. As Hemingway’s first novel it really is the gateway drug into the 1920s tragedy novels: Sun, Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. I am five chapters in and there’s plenty of important history points that I would not have picked up before.
Jake doesn’t want to leave Paris. And he is sad, anyway.
Brett is sad, darling, very-very-sad not being with Jake.
There is a cool little art-design website with a bunch of Sun Also Rises inspired art.
I found a picture of the version that I am reading. Its a good old worn copy from my mother-in-law.
Dear disney, this location is also a fairy tale as it does not exist. Shouldnt disney wedding ads at least have a real location?
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of History at Camden County College.