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Matthew Omolesky
Matthew Omolesky is a human rights lawyer and a researcher in the fields of cultural heritage preservation and law and anthropology. A Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, he has been contributing to The American Spectator since 2006, as well as to publications including Quadrant, Lehrhaus, Europe2020, the European Journal of Archaeology, and Democratiya.
by | May 19, 2020

I In the early days of the Wuhan plague, the Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel warned its readers that the new…

by | May 8, 2020

The Han-era chronicler Ssu-ma Ch’ien, in his Records of the Grand Historian, recounted the considerable lengths to which unified China’s…

by | Apr 28, 2020

The Danish anthropologist Knud Rasmussen and his Greenlandic Inuit companions Miteq and Arnarulunguaq embarked on the Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–24)…

by | Apr 17, 2020

It was around a month ago that the eccentric dictator of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow, ordered his government ministers to…

by | Apr 12, 2020

I We are accustomed to speaking of “diseases of modernity” or “diseases of modern life,” usually in the context of…

by | Mar 22, 2020

During this time of plague, when a pestilence coughed up (presumably) from the wet markets and potlucks of Wuhan now…

by | Feb 21, 2020

The late Gertrude Himmelfarb, in her 1994 essay “On Looking into the Abyss,” needed only two sentences to diagnose the…

by | Dec 18, 2019

When the British diplomat Robert Ker Porter arrived in the Persian city of Ispahan, having ventured there from St. Petersburg…

by | Nov 29, 2019

The ongoing and increasingly well-documented enormities being perpetrated in Xinjiang, where the Chinese authorities have subjected the indigenous Uighur and…

by | Apr 13, 2019

When President Donald Trump described the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “terrible” and “one of…

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