If you didn’t already know that democracy has jumped the shark, here’s proof.
Chris Brady, Lamentations scholar and bereaved father, has written a very thoughtful piece: How should you treat a grieving family at Christmas?
Why Russian Is Hard To Learn — A fascinating piece sent to me by one of my Russian students.
New Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape by driver. In the long run, I am optimistic that the so-called “peer-to-peer” economy will overcome the Baptist&Bootlegger coalition of safety crusaders and taxi/limo companies. But it’s nightmares like this that lead one to doubt whether specific apps such as Uber will succeed in the short term. Even though taxi drivers also do bad things, the salience of atrocities like this one may turn public opinion against companies like Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB.