Forgiveness leverages the soul; it removes fear.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
There is a direct line between the attacks on September 11, 2001 — the most significant instance of blowback in the history of the CIA — and the events of 1979. In that year, revolutionaries threw both the Shah and the Americans out of Iran, and the CIA, with full presidential authority, began its largest ever clandestine operation: the secret arming of Afghan freedom fighters to wage a proxy war against the Soviet Union, which involved the recruitment and training of militants from all over the Islamic world. Steve Coll’s book is a classic study of blowback and is a better, fuller reconstruction of this history than the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the “9/11 Commission Report” published by Norton in July).
ASK LESS, GIVE MORE, THANK ALWAYS. #2013
Wishing everyone all the fun and success for the new year and beyond!
Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m.
When I left for grad school in 2005, what is now BGC (Bonifacio Global City) used to be nothing but a field of weeds, bushes and some residential towers you could count with just one hand. A short but fast forward to my return in 2009 and BGC resembled the mushrooming of office and residential towers of Dubai or Doha.
Development progress is about overcoming institutional blockages, usually underpinned by collective action problems. It is not, for the most part, about resource shortages or funding gaps.
An alarming consequence of Greece’s economic meltdown has been the rise of the virulently ultra-nationalist political party, Golden Dawn. In this week’s issue of TIME, we report on the group’s tactics and ideology as well as the political climate that feeds Golden Dawn’s anti-immigrant drive.