Edward Gibbon (1737-1794); The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:
"In a distant age and climate the tragic scene of the death of [Imam] Hussein will awaken the sympathy of the coldest reader."
Thoughts and linkage from an American graduate student in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University on the role of the Middle East/North Africa and the Islamicate world in global affairs in modern times, as well as occasional personal musings. Keep track of blog updates and other linkage via my Twitter account. I'm also a contributing blogger at Al-Wasat Blog.