Ghosting

On 5 January 2011, at 8.30 p.m., I was messing about at home when the phone buzzed on the sofa. It was a text from Jamie Byng, the publisher of Canongate. ‘Are you about?’ it said. ‘I have a somewhat left-field idea. It’s potentially very exciting. But I need to discuss urgently.’ Canongate had bought,…… Continuar lendo Ghosting

Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston

Cassius Clay

Boxing. Championship. Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) (1st meeting). Feb. 25, 1964. Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, United States. “Clay comes out to meet Liston and Liston starts to retreat, If Liston goes back an inch farther he’ll end up in a ringside seat.Clay swings with a left, Clay swings with a right, Just look at…… Continuar lendo Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston

O que cria sucesso

Ji Lee

A SEEMINGLY un-American fact about America today is that for some groups, much more than others, upward mobility and the American dream are alive and well. It may be taboo to say it, but certain ethnic, religious and national-origin groups are doing strikingly better than Americans overall. Indian-Americans earn almost double the national figure (roughly…… Continuar lendo O que cria sucesso

Dokkōdō

Musashi matando um nue (鵺)

O Dokkōdō (独行道 Dokkōdō; “O Caminho da Solidão” ou “O Caminho a ser Seguido Sozinho”) foi um livro escrito por Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) uma semana antes de morrer em 1645. É um trabalho curto, consistindo de vinte e um preceitos; os preceitos 4 e 20 são omitidos na primeira versão. Foi composto quando Musashi entregou suas posses em preparação para a…… Continuar lendo Dokkōdō

The Snowden Leaks and the Public

1. It is harder than you might think to destroy an Apple MacBook Pro according to British government standards. In a perfect world the officials who want to destroy such machines prefer them to be dropped into a kind of giant food mixer that reduces them to dust. Lacking such equipment, The Guardian purchased a power drill…… Continuar lendo The Snowden Leaks and the Public

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O julgamento do espelho

Quando as pessoas lhe contarem quem elas são, acredite. Mas quando tentarem dizer quem você é, não. Você é o único dono da sua própria integridade e as hipóteses criadas por aqueles que não entendem quem você é e o que você representa pra si mesmo revelam muito sobre eles e absolutamente nada sobre você.

The End of Hypocrisy

American Foreign Policy in the Age of Leaks Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore The U.S. government seems outraged that people are leaking classified materials about its less attractive behavior. It certainly acts that way: three years ago, after Chelsea Manning, an army private then known as Bradley Manning, turned over hundreds of thousands of classified…… Continuar lendo The End of Hypocrisy

O empiclecimento global

Está em curso uma grande transformação global que vai nos afogar no vinagre It’s your life — but only if you make it so. The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important…… Continuar lendo O empiclecimento global