Monthly Archives: August 2004

Interview with Worldchanging.com

The good folks at WorldChanging have posted an interview with me, right next to a story about extremely muscular cows. Bovine company aside, I had a great time talking with WorldChanging co-ringleader Alex Steffen, and he did a terrific job … Continue reading

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Sudan: Day of Conscience

Passion of the Present reminds us that today is Sudan: Day of Conscience, a day dedicated to interfaith dialogue and action on the situation in Darfur. Jim Moore, Katrin Verclas and crew are offering a stark and moving poster and … Continue reading

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Radio, translation and intercultural communication

I’m commuting from my home in western Massachusetts to the Berkman Center in Cambridge once a week, usually on Tuesdays. If all goes well, the trip takes about two and a half hours each way – in the morning, fighting … Continue reading

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Sudan: Marching Towards Anarchy

Saad Khan, writing an op-ed in Lebanon’s Daily Star points out that it would require a huge troop presence to stabilize Darfur: “The mountains in Darfur are inaccessible. Everybody traditionally carries weapons. When Sierra Leone with 1/35th the area needed … Continue reading

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How to Subvert a Democracy

Just read a fascinating paper, thanks to links from friend Chris Warren and from Eugene Volokh of The Volokh Conspiracy. Titled “How to Subvert Democracy: Montesinos in Peru”, it’s an examination of the most efficient way to bribe different institutions … Continue reading

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Outfoxed

I’d been looking forward to seeing Robert Greenwald’s documentary “Outfoxed”. As an amateur media critic and firm believer that most television news in the US has a conservative bias, I figured there was a good chance I’d find a lot … Continue reading

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Sudan and the Second Superpower

Alex Steffen at WorldChanging.com wrote a great summary of an essay I wrote a few months back, called “Making Room for the Third World in the Second Superpower”. The last line of his review is one I wish I’d written: … Continue reading

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The View from Asuncion

Dear friend and colleague Stephanie is working in Asuncion, Paraguay, this summer. Her recent post on the tragic supermarket fire helped give me a sense of the magnitude of this disaster in a sleepy country of 5.5 million. As she … Continue reading

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Interview with John Prendergast on Darfur

AllAfrica.com has an excellent interview with International Crisis Group’s John Prendergast, who visited rebel-held areas of Darfur recently along with Harvard’s Samantha Power. Prendergast explains why he thinks the international community hasn’t yet been moved to intervene in Darfur: In … Continue reading

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Tripod, and the very early days of blogging?

In early 1998, Tripod, a company I helped founders Bo Peabody and Dick Sabot build, was sold to search engine Lycos for $58 million dollars. We were perhaps a little early in selling the company – a much smaller rival … Continue reading

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