Generosity and Culture

An interesting commercial has been released in Thailand which emphasizes the importance of giving in life.  As a number of Facebook friends have pointed out, it is a real tear-jerker whether you are in Thailand or anywhere else. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1439519962939897 Being Thai, this is undoubtedly inspired by Buddhist concepts of karma.  But the story, for different … Continue reading Generosity and Culture

Academic Deans, The NSA and Censorship

Jay Rosen has written a fascinating article in the Guardian today about Johns Hopkin’s response to this blog post by Professor Matthew Green. The short version of the story is that Green wrote a blog post about the NSA and cryptography on September 5th. Last Monday, Green received a takedown request from the dean of … Continue reading Academic Deans, The NSA and Censorship