What's in a Name?
Isis the Goddess
Linda Brown, who brought the case against the Topeka Board of Education
people choose to live. There are black neighborhoods and there are white neighborhoods and it is impossible, legislatively, to prevent this from happening. Chiefly, this kind of segregation affects the quality of education in Black areas.
But this is not realistic in the Twenty-first century, particularly since the founding fathers, in framing the Constitution, united the thirteen colonies into one nation only by making a great compromise which permitted the existence of slavery. So we all must pay the price. Blame Thomas Jefferson and James Madison if you must.
After ISIS (or ISIL) is Defeated and Degraded
I envision two dominant entities in the post-ISIS Middle East. One will be Shi’ite Iran, extending its influence over parts of what we now call Iraq. The other will be the oil-rich Gulf states along with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Mostly Sunni, they will serve as a counterweight to Iran. And quietly, they will be willing to accept Israel as a quasi-partner.