Tuesday, August 16

Gaijin Teacher and other links

Outpost Nine is a series of wonderful short essays by an American teaching English in a Japanese junior high school. He paints a wholly unfamiliar and lovely picture of that country from the 'ghetto' school to the dreaded kancho.

Leszek Kolakowski & the Anatomy of Totalitarianism is an essay by Roger Kimball about the self doubt of the just who breathe life into obvious wrong.

Science fiction writer Larry Niven in Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex ponders Kryptonian - Earth relations.

NK News: The Database of North Korean Propaganda is disturbingly familiar.

Panjabi MC's music video Beware of the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke) is something entirely different.

This music video by Teddy Makonnen is even better.

Studies in Popular Culture has a scholarly essay on Pulp Fiction for the 90s--the 1190s.

Ralph Peters on the Seven Signs of Non-Competitive States - is treading on altogether too familiar territory.

The Speech Accent Archive is interesting.

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