Author Archives: Tariq Khan

  1. William Thurston Brown: the Gospel of Social Revolution

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    July 2, 2014 by Tariq Khan

    William Thurston Brown was Salt Lake City’s Unitarian minister from 1907-1910.  He preached that true Christianity is radical socialism.  He …
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  2. Mormon Socialist Voices from the Dust

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    June 24, 2014 by Tariq Khan

    I have been reading John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito’s fascinating book A History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, …
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  3. When it Really Matters

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    June 15, 2014 by Tariq Khan

    In 1937 LDS President Heber J. Grant visited Germany.  He instructed the members of the Church there to stay in …
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  4. Courts of Love: LDS Church Discipline, the Smiling Face of Spiritual Repression

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    June 13, 2014 by Tariq Khan

    George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 was set in the fictional dystopian country Oceania.  The apparatus of government in Oceania was …
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  5. Kindness and Civility: the Smiling Face of Oppression

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    January 27, 2014 by Tariq Khan

    Following recent court actions in Utah regarding the fight for same-sex marriage, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the …
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  6. “Family Values” means Social and Economic Equality

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    November 11, 2013 by Tariq Khan

    I gave a talk in sacrament meeting this morning.  This is what I said. They say that the gospel serves …
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  7. Book Review: The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy, Peter Gelderloos, Left Bank Books, 2013

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    November 4, 2013 by Tariq Khan

    Peter Gelderloos has written a handful of books and several essays, though he is probably best known for his provocative …
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  8. Cultivating Oppositional Critical Consciousness, Part II: the Failure of Mainstream Liberalism

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    March 18, 2013 by Tariq Khan

    This past Thursday, March 14, I went with my father to an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC …
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  9. Cultivating Oppositional Critical Consciousness: Revisiting Edward Said

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    February 27, 2013 by Tariq Khan

    Edward Said (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American intellectual and human rights activist best known for his classic 1979 book Orientalism.  This …
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  10. The Connection Between Hate Speech and Hate Crime

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    December 30, 2012 by Tariq Khan

    In America’s Gilded Age, mainstream anti-immigrant voices railed against immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe, warning that these foreign “savages” …
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