La Formoisie

Critical Social Theory in the Middle East

November 25, 2017

After the trilateral (between Russia, Iran, and Turkey) meeting in Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated, "The presidents of [Russia and] Iran and Turkey supported the initiative to convene an All-Syrian Congress for national dialogue in Syria. We agreed to ho...

November 20, 2017

This is an essay about America. It is an essay about the world. That is not a contradiction, not in the traditional----"America-is-the-world"-----mode of American contradictions. 

A crisis in the American psyche has plagued interpersonal relations and politics since las...

August 21, 2017

La Formoisie is seeking scholars of Middle East origin to write on subjects such as domestic power relations (e.g., hegemony) and identity politics.

For instance, from an observational standpoint, what is it that keeps Jordanians "loyal" to the Jordanian regime (beyond...

April 20, 2017

I recently published an article in Utica College's Center of Public Affairs and Election Research titled, "The Trump Administration and the Déjà Vu of Middle East Chemical Warfare," in which he argued it is not surprising that a week after President Donald J. Trump pra...

April 12, 2017

Publish our first article on our foreign policy page!

April 12, 2017

Tell us your thoughts on the international relations of the Middle East. We're waiting!

April 12, 2017

In Marxist thinking, La Formoisie is an exploitative class, not unlike the bourgeoisie except in its level of education. We take it as a sort of intelligentsia, and blend it cultural Marxist thinking like that of famed Italian thinker Antonio Gramsci to give our websit...

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The study of colonialism and its aftermath – what academia calls "Postcolonial Theory" (PCT)--–is in the eyes of most scholars a specific domain: inqu...

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