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003 - Optimism vs. Pessimism Around the World

In this episode, Iyad and Ahmed discuss the concept of futurism and its relation to our work, as well as optimism versus pessimism in the spheres of religion, politics and human rights activism.

Episode timetags:

00:30 - Futurism - tradition and modernity

05:50 - Pessimism in the Muslim community

08:45 - China's growth - birth rates, power and risk

15:10 - Genetic supremacy - Germanic germ theory

17:00 - Britain & colonialist nostalgia

19:00 - France & the nationalism of decline

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Intergalactic Tarboush
Eclectic conversations from the Middle East

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Ahmed Gatnash