Tonight, millions of Americans will watch the Academy Awards, which has received as much hype as that other winter spectacle, the Super Bowl. Think of the Oscars as a Super Bowl for unathletic people with perfect teeth and activist ambitions. … Continue reading “All Revolutions Begin with Bread”
The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) turns seventy this year, which ought to be cause for celebration. Unfortunately, things aren’t as straightforward as the anniversary slogan, “#STANDUP4HUMANRIGHTS,” would have you believe. The declaration states that “recognition” of … Continue reading #STANDUP4WHAT?
It has been a fascinating week in Brazil. The conviction of ex-president and founding member of the Workers Party, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (“Lula”), for money laundering and corruption was upheld by three appellate court judges in the southern … Continue reading A Lullaby for Lula