Stories about Ideas from February, 2006
At the blog Conscious Generation, Another Africa blogger HBG publishes (FR) an exhaustive list of French authors who have written on Africa along with names of their works.
Nepal: Writer speak
Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response
John at Sinosplice is not sure how to best explain to his Chinese students in English “the difference between ‘value to society’ and ‘inherent human worth’“. Readers debate whether this is a linguistic or cultural problem.
Konrad Lawson tells a few anecdotes on a recent trip to Japan and discusses the illusion of the new pan-Asian identity movement – “a regional based ‘Asian identity’ which is constructed at the hands of intellectuals or political policy based on what will inevitably be a contradictory set of perceived...