We act like nations are a given – as if there’s no other way to organize our species, no other way to behave except to have your flag’s colors tattooed across your nipples and your national anthem burned into your soft mushy brain matter. But in fact, nations have not always been the way we humans have divided ourselves.
Current efforts by top Sri Lankan politicians to exploit the chaos following the Easter attacks will likely spell disaster for Sri Lanka’s religious minorities who are themselves the most frequent victims of state-sponsored and religiously motivated terrorism in the island nation.
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA -- Still grappling with the fall-out from the deadliest terror attack in its history, Sri Lanka’s already dysfunctional government is struggling to come to terms with how the attack came to pass and who exactly is to blame. Since the attacks, for which Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility, Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala