Joseph Evans is a London-born history undergraduate who as studied at both the University of Sussex, England and Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He is fascinated by the history, politics and culture of the Middle East, and whilst living in the United States became increasingly aware of the startling historical ignorance displayed by large swathes of the American media regarding the region. This blog was started as a platform to investigate the relationship between the media and politics in an attempt to understand the growing tensions between the ‘West’ and the Arab world and the rising tides of fear, intolerance and Islamophobia in Western culture and society.



The Nawamis are a collection of prehistoric burial sites in the Southern Sinai desert in Egypt. Having visited in his youth, the writer still values the memory as a poignant reminder of the impermanence of civilization.

If you would like to comment or are interested in contributing, please use the comment box below.

All Rights Reserved 2015