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How to fix America’s image abroad by Kishore Mahbubani (via Newsweek)

December 31, 2008

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Recognizing that America can't go it alone is the best way to boost the country's standing.

Required reading for today

December 29, 2008

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from http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22237

At semester’s end…

December 21, 2008

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At semester’s end, I can again look forward to thinking about non-academic interests. Finally, I’ll have time to approach the Mandarin-learning CDs that were given to me six months ago. Finally, I’ll have time again to paint a bit. Finally, I’ll have time to read all of those not-quite-relevant-enough-to-course-work-yet-still-interesting journal articles that have been languishing […]

more audio stuff

December 4, 2008

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…perhaps high sampling rate/high bit-depth digital recording and mixing has made this guy into a dinosaur; perhaps it hasn’t. (I would tend toward the “hasn’t” statement.) In any case, a quick listen to  (by far the best sounding CD I have ever heard, anyway, and right now only $14.99 on Amazon.com) makes sensible his high […]

NYT Op-Art: A Stitch in Time (Ben Schott, 12/1/2008)

December 1, 2008

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/01/opinion/01opart.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink