We’re reading all kinds of neat stuff this week, including stories on the natural burial movement, new updates from the Trump campaign, critical reading on Vietnam and the TPP, money laundering and foreign aid, and the outdated but still enforced sodomy laws in the US.
Like other true believers, leftwing activists are sometimes willing to sacrifice people to ideological purity. And this is one of those times.
The media establishment knows us pretty well. It knows that simplistic, sensationalized stories sell in America.
Why are we discussing Invisible Children’s films in terms like “criticism” and not “fraud”?
One protestor carried a sign saying, “One day, all Nigerians will have to eat is the rich.”
If South Sudan can ever find the means to establish control over its own oil reserves and resist the international economic meddling that would undo any progress it seeks for its people, that will truly herald a new era of decolonization.
In a Strange Room didn’t have any of the gimmicks or signs of writerly significance to win the Man Booker Prize, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read it. Its sometimes bleak depictions of human frailty and weakness are somehow uplifting and beautiful in the end.
I can’t count the number of times I was asked the question, usually from locals whom I had met only moments earlier: “So, is it what you expected? Is Africa what you thought it would be like?” Despite the (ironic) expectations that also come with such a question, I almost always disappointed my questioners with …
The Islamic Courts Union has the most feasible plan to restore law and order in war-torn Somalia