Posts byYazan Azab

Fear and Loathing in Amsterdam

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” – Hunter S. Thompson The Amsterdam experience has become synonymous with drug use. Lined throughout its canals are over 160 coffee shops that fuel the dazed flocks of red-eyed tourists hobbling from bar to bar. At the festivals

Sisyphus, Suicide and the Search for Meaning

Camus' Antidote to the Absurd

“There is only one really serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide” – Albert Camus 800,000 people committed suicide in 2020, one person every forty seconds. That is double the number of homicides that occurred in the same year. The gravity of this global epidemic has been smothered and downplayed by many. We live in

The West’s Dictatorship Double Standard

Western support of authoritarian leaders in the Middle East

On the campaign trail, President Biden labelled the Saudi government a ‘pariah state’ that ought to ‘pay the price for the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Two years later, Biden would greet Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman with a fist bump in Jeddah. The President’s visit to the Middle East this July was