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Internet’s silent and hidden effects
By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Aug 2015 - 10:09 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Aug 2015 - 10:09 | From the Home channel

Conviction without experience makes for harshness

Flannery O’CONNOR
 

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Laugh and the world laughs with you … or does it?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 8 Jan 2015 - 16:59 | From the Looking Sideways channel

Chappatte’s cartoons – as always – say a lot. The attack on Charlie Hebdo was more than ‘just’ another terrorist attack; it was an attack on humour, one of the most sophisticated ways we have of communicating as humans.

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From film house to ghost house: eight former embassies around the world
By Mary on 19 Sep 2014 - 10:40 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Mary on 19 Sep 2014 - 10:40 | From the Home channel

Blogger Craig Thompson takes a look at how former embassies around the world have been repurposed. I thought it interesting. I think you might enjoy it, too.

 

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Fiddling with words while Syria burns
By Biljana Scott on 5 Feb 2014 - 11:06 | From the Diplomacy channel, By Biljana Scott on 5 Feb 2014 - 11:06 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Biljana Scott on 5 Feb 2014 - 11:06 | From the Home channel

The Geneva II talks have just ended with little to show for them, or so the press claims.

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Droning on about drones (III) – War: from property to people - 245
By Aldo Matteucci on 12 Aug 2013 - 00:18 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 12 Aug 2013 - 00:18 | From the Home channel

I’ve pointed out previously that “war” covers two very different kinds of affray: raids and conquest. This distinction is fundamental – yet it is hardly mentioned in international fora dealing with international and humanitarian law.

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Put the Internet for World Heritage List (instead)! - 244
By Aldo Matteucci on 11 Aug 2013 - 03:58 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 11 Aug 2013 - 03:58 | From the Home channel

I perused the UNESCO World Heritage list, recently. As I scrolled the “properties” that made it, I asked myself: would my life change in any way, were these cultural sites to disappear, one and all? The honest answer is: I’d feel sad, but my life would go on as before.

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Gödel’s theorem and the Italian garbage collection system - 243
By Aldo Matteucci on 10 Aug 2013 - 01:11 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 10 Aug 2013 - 01:11 | From the Home channel

At a champagne and caviar event, referring to Gödel’s theorem identifies the speaker as pleasantly and ironically post-modern. Suavely dropping the name Gödel is akin to be seen driving the Rolls Royce of learned ignorance.

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Droning on about drones (I) - 241
By Aldo Matteucci on 8 Aug 2013 - 05:31 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 8 Aug 2013 - 05:31 | From the Home channel

Ambassador Dumitriu has thrown down the gauntlet on the issue of “lethal autonomous robots.”[1] As Contrarian in Residence, I could no

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Wrong metaphors - 240
By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Jul 2013 - 20:35 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Jul 2013 - 20:35 | From the Home channel

Alasdair MACINTYRE is a well-known philosopher.[1] His After virtue. A study in moral theory is considered a classic.

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The ultimate human right – the “right to a non-projected future” - 239
By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Jul 2013 - 05:07 | From the Looking Sideways channel, By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Jul 2013 - 05:07 | From the Home channel

I came across Albert O. HIRSCHMAN’s economic development writings when I was trying to enter the trade, long time ago. Then I found him somewhat “obvious” – if insightful. Certainly, he is today the only intellectual in that crowded field I remember with respect.

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