Monthly Archives: June 2010
What is culture? At first glance the amiable sales person was Chinese, but this was not China and we were dealing in English. I wanted a cultural experience, not the camera. Or so I thought.
With a name like Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, it doesn’t sound like a tourist attraction, but I was captivated at this new Singapore museum, built with $50 million in private donations from the Chinese business community.
Singapore political architect Lee Kwan Yew and his offhand critic, the American global anthropologist Clifford Geertz, needed to talk. About colonialism, democracy, culture. . . First of two essays on the possible city-state of the future.
If Republicans are going to take advantage of Democratic disaffection, they will need to lure Hispanic voters. George W. Bush knew this. New Mexico Republicans know this. The problem is that damned Arizona.