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Homs, Syria: The modern day Melian Dialogue: The strong do as they will; the weak do as they must.

In Syria, we are seeing a lesson first taught in ancient Greece when Athens destroyed the city of Melos.  The Melian dialogue is well remembered for the powerful sentence that the strong do as they will; the weak do as … Continue reading

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Constant connectivity and the search for meaning

The SXSWi Festival made me think about the limits of constant connectivity. http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/03/sxsw2011-4-themes.html  By that I do not mean in a technological sense. Connectivity is creating a gap.  The gap is one of meaning.  By that I mean we are … Continue reading

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