Elke (editor) has been an editor since 2010 and is based in New York City. She holds a Ph.D in history and is particularly interested in the social and political history of the 20th century. Besides contributing articles and book reviews regularly to the magazine, she is also the editor-in-chief of the United Academics Journal of Social Sciences .
Photographer © Emilio Morenatti Every year thousands of people worldwide are attacked with acid. Victims are predominantly female and the perpetrators are often male family members or other close acquaintances. The reasons for these vicious attacks—which all too often go unreported and unpunished—include rejection of sexual advances and disputes over marriage, money, or land. Acid violence …Continue Reading
Perpetuating mass incarceration in the US The United States currently has the dubious honor of being the world leader when it comes to imprisonment. For every 100,000 people in the US there are 716 people behind bars. This translates in 2.25 million incarcerated individuals. When you compare this to other industrialized nations, Russia is a …Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy churned across the Caribbean and up the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in late October of 2012, leaving a path of death and destruction in its wake. This article focuses on the decision making among some of those who stayed behind in the storm—and how we might use that information to better prepare …Continue Reading
*PREVIEW* A 13 minute trailer for an anti-Islam film that may or may not exist has caused a worldwide uproar that no one could have predicted. The American production, entitled “Innocence of Muslims” which portrays the Prophet Muhammed as a womanizer, a fraud and a child molester has deeply offended many Muslims. Trailers for the …Continue Reading
Earlier this year David Barton, a self proclaimed historian and Christian reconstructionist who is considered responsible for the miseducation of millions of Americans about their country’s history, published his latest book titled “The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.” Three months after its publication, on the 16th of July, the …Continue Reading