It is amazing what happens when you start talking to people. The beginning of the end of conflict is discovering the humanity that lies behind slogans and barriers.
For the very first time in the history of homo sapiens, we are asking people of different cultures, on different continents, with different languages, with different moral systems, to agree. Well, it’s never happened in the history of humanity, and we can’t suppose it’s going to happen just overnight.
Andrew Blum talks about the wires of the wired world at TED Global.
“Sandel argues that market-driven thinking has corrupted our moral code — not just on Wall Street, but in our everyday lives.”
John Hockenberry talks with Michael Sandel on The Takeaway radio show.
I think the fundamental working forces of what Eli Pariser argues in his TED speech about the phenomenon of filter bubbles, whether they are made by people or people coded algorithms, are explained by Jonathan Heidt a year later at TED, when he talks about religion, moral behavior and evolution by group selection.
Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and one of America’s best-selling poets, reads his poem “Budapest” with animation by Julian Grey of Headgear.
This absurdity is a good opportunity to give up on the notion that the internal process in Israel will end the occupation. “The internal process” has turned the Israeli legal system into a joke, and resulted in a political system in which all mainstream parties share the same denial of reality.