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Can I Tell You a Secret?

Can I tell you a secret?

Sometimes I think I’ve gone crazy.

But that’s not the secret.

Half a year ago I never would have guessed I would have ended up where I am now. 228 more words


An anthropologist on Rotherham

I think we are going to have to consult with anthropologists if we want to figure out what happened at Rotherham and what to do about it. 337 more words

Cultural Norms

My First Experiences with La Rentrée

La Rentrée! 

Literally, it means, “The Return,” but it’s sort of the French equivalent to “Back to School” — except that it applies to the entire population, adults included. 858 more words

Expat Life

English weddings, Turkish weddings: a cultural comparison (part 2)

After dealing with the sometimes unnervingly large differences between ceremony, dress and gift-giving in part 1 of this post on the cultural differences between English and Turkish weddings, here is part 2: 788 more words


Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

History offers no respite to countries that set aside their sense of identity in favor of a seemingly less arduous course. But nor does it assure success for the most elevated convictions in the absence of a comprehensive geopolitical strategy.

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Cultural Norms

Changing the Density Equation for Suburbs

Since the beginning of America’s suburban experiment, it has only been recently that effort and interest has welled behind the ideas of walkability and alternatives to a car-centric life outside of cities. 1,372 more words