Criticism vs. Cynicism

Throughout our lives we face critique — feedback from others about our work and behavior. How do we tell what feedback to take to heart, and what to disregard? Recently The 99 Percent featured an article about Criticism vs. Cynicism, which presents a lens through which to evaluate the responses we get from others. I thought it was well worth a read, especially if you’re … Continue reading Criticism vs. Cynicism

Adolf Eichmann’s capture, as told by the Mossad

For the first time in its notoriously secretive history, the Mossad — Israel’s intelligence service — has opened its vaults to the public. In cooperation with an Israeli museum, the Mossad curated documents and artifacts pertaining to the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the Nazi’s chief architects of the Holocaust. Visitors can see actual notepads and cameras used during Israel’s mission to … Continue reading Adolf Eichmann’s capture, as told by the Mossad

Thomas Friedman Interview on BBC Radio 3

On a recent episode of the always-interesting BBC Radio 3 Arts & Ideas Podcast, Philip Dodd spoke with Thomas Friedman about his new book “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back“. While I don’t usually agree with Friedman, I did find this interview interesting–Dodd challenges Friedman and engages him in constructive argument … Continue reading Thomas Friedman Interview on BBC Radio 3