FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Weekly Reading: A Racist Repents, North Korean "Art", Pressure Points, and Fasting

Hold on, before you “give up something for Lent”
A good thoughtful post from my old Pastor in DC on the nature and history of fasting--especially as it's tied in to Easter.

All-but-forgotten artist Trotter brought into the limelight in new film ‘Many Beautiful Things’

The Study-Abroad Solution How to Open the American Mind
Foreign Affairs only lets you read one article a month...but if you go to the link and CTRL+Print the article before scrolling down, the whole article will come up in print preview--then you just save it as a PDF.

North Korea's biggest export? Giant statues. To African dictators.
Their art studio has a website here.  You are welcome.  OH, and the site also has a link to the handcrafted posters here.  Unbelievably these are all serious posters.  Seeing them reminded me of the Orphan Master's Son--a phenomenal novel by Adam Johnson.
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Let’s Sweat More in Training for the World Championship

A ruthless defender of apartheid now seeks forgiveness
Powerful and unbelievable story of reconciliation, forgiveness is South Africa.  In this story's case, one of the most evil men in South Africa repents and gets down on his knees and washes the feet of a black man.

Know These Pressure Points that Can Relieve Stress

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