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More questions on Wikileaks

There are many more issues surrounding Wikileaks other than the ones I pointed out earlier. Journo and internet historian John Naughton created a handy little mindmap as a guide. The topics are wide-ranging, and it has been an eventful couple … Continue reading

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Four Lions: Terrorism and “the bunch of guys theory”

BoingBoing has an interview with Four Lions director Chris Morris that contains some excellent nuggets of real life terrorists being morons, serving thusly as inspiration for his comedy of (t)errors Four Lions. There are some brilliant episodes about asking for … Continue reading

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Watch Bob Woodward try and suss an iPad

The new Washington Post iPad app has dropped with a high production quality video featuring legendary American journo Bob Woodward, among other luminaries of US media. See the trailer: Trailers for apps are becoming a trend. For example see the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Iraq’s Church Bombing

I was saddened to read of the killing of more than 58 people in the hostage incident in a Catholic church in Baghdad. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, and simultaneously issued a threat and warning to Coptic Churches in Egypt. Earlier … Continue reading

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Social Awkwardness in World News

For whatever reason, I happened to come across three stories that brought up very socially awkward situations — in Britain, France, and Japan. First, we have this gem on social awkwardness in the Japanese corporate workplace: Mr. Sakamoto, a sales … Continue reading

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The Historian and the Infidel

It’s not often I take interest in the tabloid press, but there are exceptions — and I read with some shock and fascination more than half a year ago that revisionist historian Niall Ferguson has left his wife to be … Continue reading

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Goodbye Axis of Evil…

Hello Committee to Destroy the World. You’ve got to hand it to FP Magazine for their relentless push to sell foreign policy as a chic and hip subject to a popular audience with a limited attention span. CA readers won’t … Continue reading

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“If I grab you, I will eat you… raw”

Viceland.com has produced an amazing series titled “The Vice Guide to Liberia” that is an excellent and engaging piece of media on the founding and history of Liberia, together with a gruesome review of the civil war that plagued the … Continue reading

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American political rhetoric: “like ships passing in the night”

When Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, dropped the apple of discord in front of Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, the bickering that ensued over who was “the fairest” was both pointless and unworthy. Furthermore, in tragic Greek fashion, it is … Continue reading

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Everything is peachy!

Seeing December 1st as a key day in the unfolding Dubai crisis, I decided to pick up a copy of Emirates Business 24/7, the local version of the Wall Street Journal, and present to you a cross-section of business and … Continue reading

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