25 Nov 2014
One could be tempted to blame Americans themselves, and I have met many of them over the years, enough for me to speak authoritatively about what’s wrong with this country that has so far failed to fulfil its potential. Americans like John Smith, the young hotel receptionist I met last summer in New York. Over the three-minutes that it took to check me in, I learned enough about the world view of this young black man to see the world through his eyes.
18 Nov 2014
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13 Nov 2014
We Google Translated A Thomas Friedman Article Into Arabic And Back Into English And Now It Makes Sense
We were perplexed by Thomas Friedman's latest article so we Google translated it into Arabic and back into English and now it makes much more sense. Below is the direct results from Google, unaltered.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - When you attempt to try to understand the Middle East, one of the most important rules to keep in mind is: Why do the politicians here to tell you it does not matter usually secretly. What matters most, and what explains their behavior more than once does not, is what they say in public in their own language for the people. As President Obama sends more US advisers help Iraqis defeat the Islamic state, or ISIS, it is vital Web Abebooks listen carefully to what they are key players in the public saying in their own language from each other, and to their own aspirations.
11 Nov 2014
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29 Oct 2014
a report was published by the National Academy of Sciences warning that even major wars and catastrophes won't curb population growth. Good news, you might think, we are resilient as a species but of course that's not the version that the media will go with. Naturally it's too good an opportunity to miss for another round of scaremongering about human population growth. There's nothing that gets western media, in particular, giddy with excitement as the prospect of disasters brought about by population growth.
13 Oct 2014
Until now there have been very few authoritative anthropological studies about the Western World, of which we know very little aside from inaccurate media representations and what we see in TV and film which can be hardly representative of the reality of Western culture. However a major study by Iraqi anthropologist Hassan Daqiq is set to change that. Daqiq spent years living among Western people and meticulously documenting their culture and lifestyle. The result is a rich archival encyclopaedia of the habits and daily lives of Western people.