A movie is coming out in global release in the next few weeks. It will be disturbing, and should be one that causes deep thought. It is titled simply Silence, and is based on a novel of the same name by Japanese writer Shusako Endo. It is always a risk to recommend a movie you… Read More Silence: The End of Triumphalism
I’m in Northeast India for several weeks, and must confess it is nice to not be in the US. The election run-up there continues to wallow in ever deeper levels of disgusting accusations and revelations. But it is not really possible to escape it in Asia (or anywhere). In Egypt last week as well as… Read More Want to Get Your Mind Off US Politics?
This week I’ve been at meetings in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It was not my first time there, but the visit made me appreciate again the vital role in history this city has played. Named for the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, it became his beloved city. Alexandria for almost a thousand years had… Read More From Egypt to India in the 2nd Century A.D.