Archive for August, 2010

“Nothing that would stand in court”

A good, but painful illustration of where we are with the war in Afghanistan.

From Sandy Levinson at Balkinization.


Indonesians adopting English? Or Indonesians adopting Indonesian?

There is a good discussion here on the rise of English in Indonesian metropoles. In the comments section Timdog makes a very good point that in much of rural and periurban Indonesia, the more significant linguistic phenomenon is the rise of Indonesian over local languages.

A dull file…

"Politics is a dull file which cuts gradually and slowly arrives at its end.” (Montesquieu)

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