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Curious about everything. Writing about politics in the Middle East, education, and societal change. Twitter: @tarekgara25. Read my other stuff: tarekgara.com
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Since Feminism took off with an aspiring ambition for gender equality and “justice” for women, it became everyone’s speak trend, out of a real desire for tangible change. Yet, somehow, it also became a Twitter bio slogan for those who want to impress society, seem more sophisticated and aware, and…


Israeli police storm Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, April 26, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

A poem


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US Politics

When it comes to foreign policy, Trump and Biden are two sides of the same coin.

Yes, I know. What an idiotic argument this is! Of course changing governments means changing agendas; that’s why they change. People heading these different governments have different approaches to different topics.

Yes. But…

The United States hasn’t really changed since the 20th century. After its Cold War venture against the…


LETTERS

Creativity is in uniqueness, not originality.

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“Creativity takes courage. ”
Henri Matisse

Art never originates from nothingness. Art is an expression — a connection that you form with the recipient, but most importantly, with yourself.

Artists often misunderstand creativity. They think that to be creative they have to come up with something 100% original —…


Education

Changing education doesn’t have to be so radical.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, schools were one of the most prominent institutions to be at a loss when it came to preparations. …


The Middle East in the 21st century: political schisms have taken a rigid shape. (Source)

Middle East Politics

Foreign interventions and internal conflicts have created a hellhole. Time to fix it.

An indispensable rule when looking at the status quo of a state, especially in the Middle East, is the rule of gradual appropriation of certain concepts, beliefs, and social norms by the government.

When I say government, I surely also mean the media, the various institutions, and the judiciary branch


Write for yourself.

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“Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked, but it’s not like this compulsive need to be liked, like my need to be praised.”
— Michael Scott

I remember the first day I wanted to become…


You have an invisible shelf-life label.

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You’re going to die.

One of the terrifying truths of this worldly life is the undeniable fact of mortality.

No one can stand the idea of dying — it makes us ask a lot of questions that we don’t usually ask ourselves. When am I going to die? How am…

Tarek Gara

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