I dislike talking politics. I also tend to avoid hot-button issues of the international nature, because there are just so many damn perspectives to consider, and someone always gets screwed somehow. (Trust me, I know. I majored in International Studies at one of the top programs in the country.)
But ISIS. Sigh. It’s an issue that cannot be ignored.
And the first step in possibly making a change — no matter how small — is education.
So I’d like to share with you an article by Wait But Why: a crash course on Iraq, ISIS, Sunnis, and Shias. It is incredibly well researched and explained. It adds history, perspective, and even humor to a matter that grows increasingly terrifying by the day.
It’ll be well worth 20 minutes of your day. I promise.
So go on. Sneak a peek, devour its contents, or save for later. Just read the damn thing.