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Another excellent article from Tara Dowd.
Finally, wondered how long McGrath's offensive language would be tolerated, would hate for children to hear that.
The eyesore of Kendall Yards, and THIS is what people complain about?
Ever since the article on Hedges, Herold has struck me as a bit of a jerk.
In reality, culture shock is a complex series of emotions and adaptations rather than the lay(wo)man's understanding of it as a sensation of disorientation or surprise. To compare the roller-coaster ride of exhiliration, depression, learning and coping one experiences when living in an unfamiliar culture to somebody throwing a shirt in a tree is an overly simplistic understanding of culture shock and trivializes the experience of so many others that grapple with being of a non-dominant cultural group. So, indeed, no, you are not talking about culture shock here. Here is a great introduction to the topic: http://www.northeastern.edu/nuin/pdf/aus_s…
To previous commenters- I am afraid that capitalism is a little more complex than somebody selling something, and attacking Hedges's sale of books rather than critiquing his worldview or theses amounts to a cheap and ill thought-out ad-hominem attack. This article is weak and as another commented, Bob doesn't dispute any of Hedges's critique, just that it comes across as something that poor Bob can't believe! While I admire a local reporter, an unknown name, trying to tackle an intellectual giant, simply not being able to wrap your mind around analysis is not really a point of criticism for any but oneself. Sounds similar to Fagan's rejection of climate change. Zzzzzzzzz
"The Arab world has only one goal that they have stated clearly time and time again, "DEATH TO ISRAEL". Your myopic vision and collective rants plays right into the Arab attempts at destroying the only true democracy in the middle East." -rafairfax. To read this type of anti-Arab racism is painful. Thank goodness that this type of hate speech is becoming less common as staunch Zionists fade into antiquity, slowly aging out of prominence as more tolerant, informed and intelligent views come to focus. Great article, Taylor.
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