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Juan Cole

Juan Cole

Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. His newest book, "Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires" was published in 2020. He is also the author of  "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East" (2015) and "Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East" (2008).  He has appeared widely on television, radio, and on op-ed pages as a commentator on Middle East affairs, and has a regular column at Salon.com. He has written, edited, or translated 14 books and has authored 60 journal articles. 


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Tucker Carlson's 'Great Replacement' Theory Comes From an Anti-US Nazi French Thinker

People like Tucker Carlson are pitifully ignorant of history and so are wielding an anti-American, highly unpatriotic notion for the sake of their television ratings.

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US Double Standard on Display in Tepid Response to Israel's Theft of Palestinian Land

Washington is attempting to reshape the entire world so as to get Putin back out of Ukraine, and we see exactly what it looks like when an illegal occupation is genuinely unacceptable to the White House.

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Climate Emergency: India's Unprecedented Heatwave Adds to Global Bread Shortages

Modeling shows that not only increased average temperatures in India but also more frequent extreme heatwaves have the potential of reducing wheat yields by as much as 27%.

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DeSantis Spars With Disney to Make Straight White Christians Think the GOP Is Protecting Their Kids

As the wealth inequality in the U.S. skyrockets, most voters have less and less in common with the top 1%, making the job of the GOP as political brokers for the latter ever harder. So Republicans are becoming ever more hysterical and phantasmagorical in the threats they try to conjure up.

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California Briefly Runs on 97% Renewable Energy—Reveals a Future in Which Oil and Gas Dictators Can Be Defunded

A world of 100% green energy and electric cars is not only a healthier and more comfortable world, it is a world where oil and gas dictators like Vladimir Putin are defunded.

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Zelensky Calls Paying for Russian Oil 'Blood Money'—the Same Is True for All Oil Purchases

Purchasing gasoline or diesel is always blood money no matter whom you get it from.

Juan Cole ·


As US Funds Pentagon Bloat, China Investments in Green Energy Soar

In the first quarter of 2022, China is expected to take 65% of the global market in new-energy vehicles.

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The Cost of Not Acting on Climate? US Govt Study Says $2 Trillion Per Year by 2100

Throughout this century, the crisis will accelerate unless we stop burning coal, gas, and petroleum now. It's not all or nothing, the question is: how bad are we going to let it be?

Juan Cole ·

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