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It’s the Pipeline, Stupid!

In all the hand ringing over the Georgian crisis, the politics of Russian pride and Georgian folly have dominated the discussion. It’s understandable. Vladimir Putin, unhappy about the prospect of Georgia’s joining NATO, and still seething from Poland’s decision to allow the US to install a missile shield all too near the Russian border, feels […]

The Costs of Money

When people say that “Money is the root of all evil,” they usually don’t mean that money itself is the root of evil. Like Saint Paul, from whom the quote comes, they have in mind the love of money. Could money itself, whether we are greedy for it or not, be a problem? Karl Marx […]

What’s Left of Confucianism?

What’s Left of Confucianism?

The Chinese government’s very public display of compassion and transparency in response to the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province appears to have strengthened its authority and its bonds with ordinary Chinese people. The government and army worked hand in hand with legions of volunteers and private networks to rescue quake victims. Even die-hard cynics were […]

Olympic Rewards

Olympic Rewards

The Chinese National Sports Ministry will allocate 35,000 Euro (1Euro = 10.09 Chinese Yuan) as bonuses to each Chinese gold medal winner of the Beijing Olympic Games, which is 15,000 Euros more than in the Athens Olympic Games. According to the rankings, Chinese athletes won 51 gold medals, 21 silver medals and 28 bronze medals […]

Festa Venezia

Festa Venezia

My first Italian adventure to Venice was full of surprises. After a restless sleep, a 1,5-hour pit stop in Salzburg and a lot of entertaining stories, we finally arrived in the “City of Bridges” – or at least somewhere near it – and stood in a cold rain to catch a bus to the Camping […]

The Powder Snow Of Austrian Summer

The Powder Snow Of Austrian Summer

According to that fountain of knowledge About.com, “single-track” is a term used to describe a trail that is only wide enough “for one person or mountain biker at a time.” My friend Jon has a more blunt definition: “Single-track,” he told me, “is the bomb, man.” But until recently, it was also a world that […]

Who Needs Humanities?

Who Needs Humanities?

Nowadays, in country after country, policymakers have become obsessed with the need to strengthen science education. But what about the humanities – all those disciplines (literature, history, languages, and so forth) whose relevance to economic competitiveness is not so obvious? We need the humanities only if we are committed to the idea of humanity. If […]

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