I am Ignorant

Welcome to “I Am Ignorant”! I’m a parent who often finds myself stumped by my kids’ endless questions. This blog is my journey to bridge the gap between their curiosity and my ignorance. Here, I share fascinating things I learn daily, hoping to spark curiosity and inspire learning for everyone. Join me as I uncover and explore the wonders of the world, one topic at a time.

  • Speakeasies

    Speakeasies

    A speakeasy was an illicit bar during the Prohibition era (1920-1933) in the U.S., hidden in secret locations and characterized by exclusive entry and a lively atmosphere. Despite the ban on alcohol, they thrived, contributing to the Jazz Age and organized crime. Today, modern speakeasies mimic this historical charm.

  • Jewish Persecution in Europe

    Jewish Persecution in Europe

    Jewish persecution in Europe has deep roots in religious intolerance, economic scapegoating, and political manipulation. From medieval pogroms to the Holocaust, various factors combined to fuel cycles of discrimination and violence against Jews across centuries. Understanding this history highlights the persistent dangers of bigotry and scapegoating.

  • Disparity between the USA and the rest of the Americas

    Disparity between the USA and the rest of the Americas

    The economic disparity between the USA and other countries in the Americas is influenced by historical, political, economic, educational, infrastructural, and social factors. Key reasons include differences in colonial legacies, political stability, economic policies, education systems, infrastructure, and social services. Addressing these disparities requires multifaceted approaches tailored to each country’s challenges.

  • Cleopatra

    Cleopatra

    Cleopatra VII was the last active ruler of Egypt’s Ptolemaic Kingdom. Known for her political and romantic alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Cleopatra’s reign marked significant cultural and economic contributions. Her death in 30 BCE ended the Ptolemaic rule, ushering Egypt into the Roman Empire.

  • Taiwan

    Taiwan

    Discover the rich history and modern innovation of Taiwan, an island with a unique blend of cultural influences, a vibrant democracy, and a powerhouse in the technology sector. Learn about its geography, political landscape, and challenges in maintaining global presence amidst tensions with China.

  • Ulysses

    Ulysses

    Ulysses, also known as Odysseus, a legendary hero in Greek mythology. Known for his intelligence and adventurous spirit, Ulysses’ epic journey home is chronicled in Homer’s “Odyssey.” James Joyce’s modernist novel “Ulysses” also draws inspiration from this timeless tale.