Haiti. The word alone conjures up, at least for me, disaster, destitution, and failed development initiatives. Although the colonial history of Haiti made an appearance in a number of my classes, I had not deeply engaged in more recent development interventions in the country. 482 more words
My initial thoughts and feelings from the ground in Crimea
Coming to Crimea, having had most of my knowledge on the region come from the media following the recent events that have put the peninsula in the spotlight, i didn’t really know what to expect. 1,607 more words
Statement by Yan Christian Warinussy, Executive Director of LP3BH, made in preparation for discussions that were due to take place at the beginning of 2014.] 1,444 more words
On March 7th MPs of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women released a long awaited report containing 16 recommendations, none of which called for a national public inquiry or national action plan for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls. 586 more words
In Conrad, writes Dalrymple, there is not just linguistic mastery but ‘a cognitive and a moral quality’. Art, entertainment, and moral purpose are ‘indivisible’.
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Probity was perhaps the highest good, the moral quality Conrad admired most; for him, very distant goals diluted probity and finally dissolved it….The good that resulted from doing something with all one’s might had to be tangible or immediate, and not so far removed that it entailed or permitted the doing of evil in the name of the eventual good that it would supposedly produce.