"And imperialist interference is exactly what it was: the Allied Powers fully intended to create manageable chunks of resource-rich land in the form of discrete nations… from the perspective of the imperialized, strife was written onto the region by the exploitative pens of Empire."
commenting on the fomation of the modern Middle East its randomly assigned borders, an excerpt from “Tremble the Devil: Terrorisms Many Faces Distilled Into Stories” (via historical-nonfiction)

(Source: tremblethedevil.com, via historical-nonfiction)

"The hedonic treadmill we are on can be characterised as not the pursuit of happiness but the happiness of pursuit. That’s what that people really care about."
Daniel McFadden. “Understanding better how people really make choices” Via @rorysutherland (via peterspear)