On Western Paternalism, Suffering Others, and White Knight Syndrome

By Sergei A. Samoilenko In March 2012, Teju Cole, an American writer, photographer, and art historian, wrote on his Twitter account, “The fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex. The white saviour supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.” It... Continue Reading →

Dracula: A Tale of Horror

By Martijn Icks Few names in history hold as much terror as that of Vlad Dracula, “Little Dragon”, also known as Vlad the Impaler. Many people are aware that the blood-curdling stories about the man’s cruelties inspired the Victorian novelist Bram Stoker to name his vampiric creation Count Dracula. What is much less well known... Continue Reading →

The Character Assassination Check List

by Eric Shiraev, Ph.D. These days we receive lots of emails, postings, and other comments related to our work. Many messages come from people we already know very well - they are our daily colleagues, nearby and distant research associates, and students. We also receive comments from those who we don’t know that well yet,... Continue Reading →

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