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The Mayflower Compact, 1620

Having long been an admirer of the American Revolution as a landmark event in human history, one that awakened the nations of the earth to the priceless promise of freedom,…



The Tragedy of Human Evolution

Can we ever talk about evolution when we know, as the Italian biologist Telmo Pievani tells us in Imperfection: A Natural History, that human beings are shoddily made creatures, reservoirs…


The Tyranny of Liberalism

At long last, a distinguished professor publishing with a major academic press, has defied the canons of scholarship, with their stale-and-dry tones (the various bloodless styles that pass for the…

Baby holding the hand of its father

Mysteries of the Father

To those who reject the notion that much of our reality is a social construction, welcome to the world of fatherhood. For the strongly democratic minded, fatherhood may feel like…

The World Monogamy Made

I’ll start by sharing a few impressions I developed since coming to the United States in the 1980s. Of the people I interacted with in New York City, I liked…

New York Stock Exchange

Fatal Capital

While we are still dealing with the global fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the unimaginable suffering visited on hundreds of millions around the world, we keep receiving news that…

Anti-Trump Protest in Washington D.C.

Trump, Biden, and the Public Sphere

When it comes to Donald Trump, two fundamental questions have kept many of us up late far too many nights over the last four years. First, what makes Trump so…

Jean Discart, L’Atalier de Poterie, Tanger | © Jean Discart

Mathias Enard’s Orient

I was perhaps 13 or 14 when I first met Muhammad Asad, alias Leopold Weiss, the distinguished journalist and author of The Road to Mecca (1952)—a memoir of his mid-century travels in…

Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes

La Belle Juive

As a keen museumgoer, I have spent countless hours looking at paintings of beautiful Jewish women. Yet until recently I had not realized that the motif of the beautiful Jewess is a recurrent and evolving trope in Western literature and the visual arts.


Anouar Majid

Anouar Majid is the editor of Tingis magazine.

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