Gil Kazimirov
Gil Kazimirov is living and writing in New York City.

Entries by Gil Kazimirov

Why Do They Keep Shooting?: A Look at the Riot Officer's Mentality

(4) Comments | Posted 23 August 2013 | (01:00)

The Cairo of recent weeks has become, once more, an archetypal protest-city. Television footage tells a story of crowded squares, oversized flags and uniformed police that has become all too familiar. "Where are they protesting this time?" I overheard a visibly tired middle-aged man ask as these images appeared on...

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Monsters, Courage and Politics: Erdogan's Conundrum

(1) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (14:34)

It seems only yesterday that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad pledged to strengthen their economic ties and exchanged words of reassurance over fried egg in a swanky hotel in Bodrum. Now Erdogan is loudly shaking his fist at Damascus: he threatens to step-up cross-border...

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'I am Having So Much Fun!': How Technology Fools Us Into Ignoring Our Loneliness

(1) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (17:38)

Ayn Rand's tragically ambitious hero Peter Keating left his office late at night. "He walked down the street, glowing with a comfortable, undignified feeling, as though after a good meal. Then the realization of his loneliness struck him suddenly. He had to share this with someone tonight. He had no...

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How I Fell in Love

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2012 | (14:32)

I didn't fall in love with New York immediately, as many seem to do. I first visited as a tourist and accustomed as I was to big cities, it seemed plebeian, if slightly taller and brighter. I took to sightseeing - the Rockefeller center, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of...

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