Tag: politics

  • Pussy Riot Sham Trial in Russia

  • Newsroom (HBO)

    The last time I regularly watched the news was quite a long time ago. It was probably more than a decade ago, when I had cable and a TV. I haven’t had either for a long time. I had also gotten tired of watching biased and partisan American news, from the big networks including CNN.…

  • Angry Red Bird for Taiwan Presidential Candidate: Only in Asia

    There’s no doubt in my mind that the Taiwanese love Angry Birds as much as everyone else, but check out this art installation of the red Angry Bird that was made for the Taiwanese presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen. Read more @ Technabob

  • Is Shame Necessary?

    Jennifer Jacquet on “Balancing group and self-interest has never been easy, yet human societies display a high level of cooperation.”

  • Siddharta Deb’s Gatsby in New Delhi

    Siddharta Deb’s article Gatsby in New Delhi about Arindam Chaudhuri can be found at n+1 issue 10, but before it was deleted from the original source, someone reproduced. The original publication is being sued by Chaudhuri. In addition to The Caravan and its proprietors, the suit charges Siddhartha Deb, Penguin (the publisher of the upcoming…

  • Michele Bachmann: All Sorts of Loony?

    Nice profile and editorial in the Rolling Stone about Michele Bachmann. Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose…

  • Noam Chomsky & Christopher Hitchens on OBL and 9/11

    George Scialabba on Hitchens when he writes about Noam Chomsky. Over the last decade, Hitchens has reenacted the drama of Dorian Gray: his prose style has waxed ever more elegant, while his political judgment and his polemical morality have decayed. American intellectuals, whose responsibility it was to lead the national conversation beyond uncritical acceptance of…

  • The Apparent Gentleness of Osama bin Laden Vs His Outward Violence

    Interesting and poignant article by Morgan Meis over at The Smart Set. I like how he contrasted Hitler’s speeches with Osama bin Laden’s.

  • The Limits of Crowds

    Excellent post about what happened on Sunday night with Osama bin Laden and the response during Obama’s speech.

  • Confusion of Feelings & Death of Osama bin Laden

    Whatever sort of emotional response I may have had on hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces was immediately confused by everyone else’s response. Jessa Crispin @ The Smart Set My thoughts exactly.