"Individual fates are blown around like leaves in a storm once history strikes" --Stanley Hoffman (1928-2015) The obituary of Stanley Hoffman, an esteemed, humane and quotable international relations scholar, appeared in today's New York times. Once himself an individual displaced by war and prejudice, his counsel - at a time when discrimination and displacement are … Continue reading Stanley Hoffman (1928-2015)
What’s the relevance of archeology to today’s financial and political disputes? Before you answer “None”, take a look at “The V.C.s of B.C.”, a New York Times Magazine report by Adam Davidson, who also does the Planet Money show for NPR. The feature concerns recent archaeological findings, forthcoming in “Ancient Kanesh: a Merchant Colony in … Continue reading Defying Gravity: Is There Any Point to Opposing Trade Agreements?