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Weekend Roundup

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

2014-02-15-weekendroundup2.jpg This week, The WorldPost focused on media issues. Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay and president of First Look Media, calls social media one of the great leaps of human civilization, connecting people across cultural differences as never before and enabling networks of individuals to challenge power. British philosopher Alain de Botton argues that the minute by minute avalanche of news fragments need to be put into context in order to be meaningful and, when done properly, can actually prove interesting to the reader. (continued)

Weekend Roundup

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.24.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

2014-02-15-weekendroundup2.jpg As the dramatic events unfolded over the past week in Ukraine, The WorldPost published a passionate speech given by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy to protesters in Kiev's Independence Square. At a time when citizens from Spain to Italy to Germany are doubting the very project of European unity, Levy told the crowd: "You have a dream that unites you. Your dream is Europe. Not the Europe of accountants, but the Europe of values. Not the Europe of bureaucrats, but that of the spirit." (continued)