Growing up, the most dreaded words when perusing gift shops and toy stores were “oooh- we can make that!” Now, my sister and I rib each other when we say it, because today we understand the wisdom behind those words that so annoyed us as children. 421 more words
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I have a natural tendency to muse about esoteric things like “acceptability”. Rules exist for good reason – social functioning, law-keeping, prevention of total anarchy. However, as we in South Africa well know what is legal isn’t always ethical – apartheid being the most obvious case in point. 172 more words
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We must also be attentive to the ways in which being spied on has become not only normalized, but even enticing. …
Edward Snowden and other critics are correct about the dangers of the state’s infringement of privacy rights, but their analysis should be taken further by linking the issue of citizen surveillance with the rise of “networked societies,” global flows of power and the emergence of a totalitarian ethos that defies even state-based control.
Guest post by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers
A new survey shows an encouraging trend in travel preferences, with more than half the 32,000 travelers polled saying that sustainability would be a factor in their choice of destinations and lodgings. 489 more words