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Technology and the way we travel

“Until now, civilization has continued to wager its future on the proposition that technology always will solve the problem, whatever the problem might be.” —David Fromkin, The Way of the World (1998) This quotation is a little old, but I think it’s still relevant today. While cleaning out my bookshelf I found this book from …

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‘Eating Animals’ and Other Convictions

Yesterday I went to a lecture/reading of Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book Eating Animals. Besides saying “novels are useless,” he had a lot of intelligent, clever & funny things to say about vegetarianism. Though he’s a big advocate for vegetarianism, he did say his main thesis is to believe strongly in your convictions—whatever they are. …

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