As the world reacts to last week’s mass murder in the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine based in Paris, questions of “what next?” abound.
[I]nternational media no longer shapes global opinion and … the domestic media no longer sets the national political agenda in much of the world. – Joel Simon in The Guardian
No explanation needed.
War, especially today, is murky enough. But how we come to see it —to experience it— ought to be informed by actual events, made public and debated.
As Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests crept into a second week, activists in Mong Kok were confronted with violence from unknown anti-occupy activists.
It’s harder than you think.
If these trends inform the larger universe of the reading world —if they indicate a growing hesitation to engage deeply with the messiness of real life— then we might be reading more while learning less
My op-ed was not intended —in a meager 800 words— to clearly render the entire landscape of UN peacekeeping. The goal was to illustrate how responsibility —and the empty rhetoric that follows its invocation— demands accounting.