Our first stop is the Trustees Room, that large and airy study space just off of the main lobby. Despite the intrusion of a few oblivious graduate students, this is truly the kingdom of the well-heeled and upwardly mobile among us.
My gut reaction was that I missed out on something historic and big and violent. But the riot wasn’t any of those. Apparently, protests and riots in Greece are somewhat pedestrian – almost every time there is something to be upset about – there is a protest.
In Doha and Dubai we have two vastly different cities. While it is difficult to simply declare one superior and the other inferior, different values are clearly present in the directions these hubs are moving. While Doha’s may seem more thought-out for the long term, Dubai’s stunning present development is a compelling counter-argument.
Air travel used to be a real Event with a capital “E,” something that you would dream about and count down to. The old-time airlines like TWA boasted wide aisles, big seats, attractive stewardesses, and complete meals with real silverware for everyone (even the plebs in coach).
The existence of these inflammatory sermons was portrayed as a news-event in itself, but for many Americans the real news should have been this: black people are not happy with America the way you’re happy with America.
On March 7, a horde of students, faculty, and security guards filed into McCosh 50 to absorb the words of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who visited campus to accept the prestigious James Madison Award at the invitation of the University’s Whig Cliosophic Society.