Jacob Meeks

American Politics and Me: Where Do We Go from Here?

Jacob Meeks examines the division in American politics today and seeks to bridge the divide. He starts with his own personal path to try to find answers.    Everyone has a journey, right? That and politics is a four-letter word these days. Everyone’s in a gang. I’m a liberal. I’m a conservative. Those people are ... Read the full article
Jacob Meeks

Jacob Meeks is an aid worker, a leader, an operations professional, a complex problem solver, a veteran, and a writer. He has been working for the past seven years as a humanitarian in a variety of different locations from South Sudan to Lebanon. These experiences have afforded him a broader cultural look at the world and also offered a great many learning opportunities. Jake hopes to learn from these opportunities, stay involved in the humanitarian world, become more involved in the veteran’s world, and eventually become a writer in film, television, or another medium.

Here’s How Islamic Extremism and the Far-Right Feed off Each Other

There are two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.

Vietnamese Culture: Not Pho Your Entertainment

Over the past 18 months, I’ve been inundated with 1,600 requests to perform in Miss Saigon. Yet still, as an Australian of Vietnamese descent, if you consider the industry whitewashed, I call it a tsunami.

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