December 10, 2013 at 6:40pm
His ambition in Goliath is similar. He has found a group of people he identifies as extremists in Israel—extreme in their belief that Arabs have no place in their society, extreme in their hostility especially to recent non-Jewish African refugees, extreme in their seeming rejection of the liberal-democratic vision of Israel’s future. He says: These people are coming, and they’re taking Israeli politics with them.
A fine New Yorker article.
But what he fundamentally had right was the understanding that you could no longer run a country properly if the elites don’t understand technology in the same way they grasp economics or ideology or propaganda.
— 5 Years On: Why Understanding Chris Lightfoot Matters Now More Than Ever
You could look down at the audience and see row after row of blue buttoned shirts playing on their Blackberries. I reached new highs on Brick Breaker one year during compliance training. My compliance education that year was still complete.
— Here’s why Wall Street has a hard time being ethical | Chris Arnade | Business | theguardian.com
A great long critique of middlebrow sensibilities
True fact: Heather Havrilesky’s Ask Polly is the best and most readable advice column in town