The real revelation of the last few weeks, however, has been just how erratic...– Paul Krugman - The 3 A.M. Call And the answer is “no.”
The men who set fire to Valentina Basargina’s house arrived in the stillness of...– [from To Smother Chechen Insurgency, A Campaign of House Burning - NYTimes.com] Collective punishment often arises in tribal disputes: the sins of the fathers.
I had coffee with Kevin Jones (Good Capital, Social Capital Markets) just to get to know each other, and catch up on places where we intersect. In passing, Kevin mentioned that his son-in-law, Aaron Maret, has started a really interesting company called Treecyclers in Asheville NC: [from Asheville Treecyclers] Our Mission The Asheville Treecyclers mission is to cooperatively and sustainably...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-9-28) →
The Notwist Kings of Leon Susanna and the Magical Orchestra Herbie Hancock Gillian Welch Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Pakistan And The Future Of The Federation
Image via WikipediaPakistan is not a Western democracy, and in fact, it is not really a nation at all, based on our definition of the term in the developed world. Pakistan is a federation of various regions left behind after the collapse of an empire: The British Raj. In particular, the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are not integrated into Pakistan in anything like other regions. In...
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs
A truly beautiful, touching, and astonishingly frank look at what rural life must have been in 1920s Italy, or anywhere. Ermanno Olmi, Palme D’Or, Cannes, 1978.
People will believe what the media tells them they believe.– George Orwell
Yves Rossy flew his personal jet wing across the English Channel yesterday. Apparently powered by kerosene.
Particularly after so fractured and fractious a week, with two candidates in...– The TV Watch - Beyond Ideology, a Generational Clash - NYTimes.com