"NAM" gardens show off pared-down plantings in a way that recalls art pieces on display at museums, or Coco Chanel's classic "little black dress."
There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.
As we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends.
It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...
HONG KONG -- What the world needs is a West that is prepared to learn from the rest of the world as much as it seeks to teach it. It does not need a West at odds with the rest.
In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.
Is democracy forever, or could it be near a tipping point where the number of truly democratic countries -- on the rise since the eighteenth century -- starts to go into reverse?
Why must we be particularly careful about giving the West some special status when it may well deserve to be recognized for its contemporary pluralism? The main cause for caution is that history reveals patterns of prejudice in the West, just as much as in the East, and there can still be a resurgence of such impulses if we are not careful and fail to ward them off.
"Pack-istan? Never heard of the place, ma'am," the muscled, tattooed, slightly inebriated, impassive marine drawled when I answered his query about my country-of-origin, in the overcrowded, smoke-filled, cosy little pub.
Back in the days of the cold war, the west made serious efforts to engage with the societies of Eastern Europe, including Russia. The west had a dialogue with those societies, today there is none.
When it comes to ethnic and national identities, it's not either/or that we need, but rather the both/and of democratic pluralism.
This excursion gave me the phenomenal opportunity to pause and set aside my "critical" daily activities to reflect on my great blessings. I spent time with my husband, laughed until our sides ached while enjoying our country's spectacular beauty with our adventurous bus companions.
It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.
"Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don't stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe." This i...
Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.
hile Putin uses the whole spectrum of power tools, he forces us to ask questions about our own poor, soulless, haphazard, and anemic conduct. Why is it that we are so poorly equipped to use the whole set of power tools at our disposal to counter him? The West can do better.