I have to wonder how the scholar who once described so aptly the spread of ideas can ignore the broadcast power of modern tools, and the undeniable value these tools bring to growing cultural empathy and geopolitical awareness.
I'm four classes into "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame," and what keeps me coming back is the expectation. I don't know where this semester is going and just how Gaga we're going to get. I know something's coming, but what?
What kind of person would you need to become, what kind of community would you need to be a part of, and what kind of process would it take to be able to experience a twenty-first century of increasing unpredictability and loss?