wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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A few thoughts on schools and foreign policy

I don't often drop by the Far Outliers blog, because Joel doesn't update very often, but invariably when I do I find something interesting. Tonight is no exception. In the first post, he references a review of Freedom Writers by a tenth-grade history teacher, who blasts Hollywood for its repeated portrayals of heroic/martyred teachers in poor inner-city schools. This is similar, Joel says, to the Hollywood glitterati's approach to foreign policy.

Also worth checking out is an examination of honorifics and pronouns in Letters from Iwo Jima, a post on misnamed "neocolonialism" as practiced by the UN and other NGOs, and an amusing account of life in 18th century France and England by an Indian traveler.
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