If you watched, you're surely pondering the meaning of Draper/Whitman's latest and greatest incarnation as New Age pitchman of killer soft drinks. But I've also given a lot of thought to something else: What was Mad Men trying to tell us about America?
As the Vietnamese deputy commissioner said, PISA measures only one dimension: test-taking skills. Whatever value the standardized tests have is overshadowed by the collateral damage they do to the quality of education and to the standardizing of young minds.
I just came back from a trip to Vietnam visiting the southern and northern cities of Saigon, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay and Hanoi. When I returned, the U.S. Customs Agent asked me if I went there on business to which I replied, "No, I went on vacation." He then asked what was in Vietnam, and the first thought that came to my mind was "life," and that's what I said. It is very far away. Very far.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.
Why do you think the Vietnamese banh mi, which essentially, is a French colonial product, becomes so popular in the west (and why now), whereas the French baguette sandwich isn't making waves?
I have deep concern -- and some dismay -- when the president says that "we are just wrong," or we are "satisfied with the status quo," or worse, we are "making this stuff up" when we express concerns about the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.
It's graduation season and nearly two million undergrads will receive their diplomas this year. While campuses all across the nation groom themselves for commencement, one university reels from the weight of another commemoration.
This is my confession. I am not of a faith that weekly goes to the confessional. I am of a religion that fesses up to our sins once a year and even th...
Coverage in the Vietnamese media makes one thing abundantly clear -- the general public in Vietnam is more engaged in animal welfare than ever before.
Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.
The United States will have to preemptively identify any ADIZ in the South China as a "redline," augment the naval and coast guard capabilities of its allies, and negotiate necessary Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to ensure the further crowding of the contested features will not lead to an outright conflict.
Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended, and a parade was staged in Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon, to commemorate that date. Yet despite the fanfare, debates rage on both sides of the Pacific as to who really won and who lost that war.
Hopper's expert flight team has put together this list of the 10 cheapest airports in Southeast Asia to fly to. We love big data, so we looked at millions of flight prices to find the most accurate averages for all routes touching down in Southeast Asia. Go ahead, check them out.
Today as the U.S. wages simultaneous land and drone wars in several countries, the lessons of the Vietnam War are under attack as never before.
Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.
Here's a simple exercise that will help you comprehend the horrific magnitude of the loss of human and, more specifically, Vietnamese life during that war.