News: Forgetting History, Remembering the Future

I have always believed that history is a critical tool in understanding present-day issues, and that everyone should have a good, basic, knowledge of history. But sometimes, while it is valuable in understanding the present, it is a great obstacle to moving forward.  Such is the case in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Because in most of the arguments presented about the issues that the region faces today, one invariably calls upon history: whether as evidence that the only agreement Palestine will accept is war or to demonstrate Israel’s past illegitimacy as a nation. And so as much as I love history and believe it is incalculably important, in this case, it is completely useless… continue reading →

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About Julian Modiano

Julian Modiano was born in 1993, in Rome, Italy. He moved from Rome to Santiago, Chile, when he was just three. After Chile, he moved to South Africa – where he encountered a completely different society and discovered the importance of cultural diversity. It was also there that the first anti-capitalist feelings were probably beginning to form in his unconscious. He then moved to Rome, and then Argentina. He is now going to study Sociology at the University of Exeter, in England.

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