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"Radical Futures" in The Nation

The late conservative intellectual Russell Kirk argued that “the great line of division in modern politics” is “between all those who believe in some sort of transcendent moral order, on one side, and on the other side all those who take this ephemeral existence of ours for the be-all and end-all.” Kirk specifically intended for a religious code to reign supreme, but his general framework is nonetheless useful in contrasting a much-needed human-rights politics with the amoral politics of nihilistic violence. 186 more words

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My Last Friday In East Timor.

Today is Friday 13th March 2015. Next Tuesday we leave with Silk Air, flying directly to Singapore. After spending a few days there, we next go to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, before catching iur flights back to Aberdeen. 297 more words

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The Importance of a Human Life

I’ve just returned home from East Timor with World Vision as a Youth Ambassador for the 40 Hour Famine. Just two days before I was due to depart I received some shocking news. 364 more words

My Life

Stacey Addison Is Finally Out Of Jail & Coming Home!

BY TEAM JST

Each time there’s an update on Stacey Addison’s case, emails flood back and forth between Team JST. Maybe because the majority of us also graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) or maybe because Dr. 508 more words

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Beautiful East Timor.

The runway, in Dili, runs east to west and gets amazing light. Depending on the time of year the sunrise and sunset displays are priceless. At this time they are nice but will be stunning in July. 112 more words

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Another Sunday in East Timor.

A quiet beautiful day in Dili. Only 16 more days left to go for us here.

Here are a few images from today in East Timor and a few from our visit to Macau.

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East Timor WiFi is so slow.

The blue skies and hot temperatures have returned, happily.

The wifi is expensive here but it’s slow. It’s also expensive in Scotland but at least it’s fast and reliable, unlike here. 31 more words

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