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anniken-davenport's picture
Jun.03.2013
Today, I came across an essay, Does Great Literature Make Us Better by Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy. He decries the lack of empirical studies to prove that indeed, reading what he calls literary works makes us better human beings - as if this is yet another think to monetize,...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.13.2013
The One Billion Rising campaign demanded “an end to this violence”. Violence does not knock on doors and seek permission to enter. It has been almost three months since the Delhi gang rape of December 16. Ever since, the media has been carrying articles or doing television stories on different...
SFKaufman's picture
Feb.01.2013
Recently, I have been accused of being an elitist and that I don't evidence myself with enough humility and humbleness. I do understand and accept the need to maintain an open society for professionals and amateurs in all disciplines and I am all in favor of this, despite the internet being a forum...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.14.2011
David Cameron has so canonised water cannons that they appear to be miracle-makers of the new morality drenching the fires of protest. “London is not Kensington,” an expat tells me. It is a discovery for the immigrant, too, and armed with this knowledge commentary is caged behind fabricated fences...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.28.2011
A tony university will naturally have its eyes on the swish. Yet, there is something unnerving about a case study at Harvard Business School on the role of the employees at the five-star Taj Hotel during the Mumbai attacks of November 26, 2008. The multimedia case study ‘Terror at Taj Bombay...
lisa-solod's picture
Mar.18.2009
Now that we have officially elected an elitist as president, I can finally come out of the closet. Although close friends and family have known for years that I am an elitist, I guess it is time to announce myself publicly. It seems that people are enjoying casting stones at both the president and...
gerard-jones's picture
Apr.14.2008
It seems to me that what led Barack Obama into his awkward comments about small-town Americans' bitterness is that it's just so difficult to explain one group of people to another—in this case blue-collar Pennsylvanians to a roomful of San Francisco donors—without seeming to be objectifying, or...