Sunday, January 10, 2010

This and That

Culture isn't knowing when Napoleon died. Culture means knowing how I can find out in two minutes. Of course, nowadays I can find this kind of information on the Internet in no time. But, as I said, you never know with the Internet.
Spiegel Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die'

Islam will definitely take on a European cast. That's exactly what happened to Islam in every place it has ever gone. And Muslims can certainly be good Europeans. But non-Muslim Europeans will be the judge of that, too. The Swiss referendum shows that Muslims arrive at a way of being European and believe that they've met the Europeans at the halfway point. But that does not mean non-Muslim Europeans feel the same.
Christopher Caldwell on Muslim Integration

Currently reading: Krugman - The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008. Ungursun zun neg dampuursan delguurees 60% discount-tay avsan nom (how ironic?). Wonderful reading! Krugman shig asuudliig urgun untsguur harj, amand amtagdaj, chihend sonsogdtol tailbarladag bolchihvol amid yavsnii hereg butdeg baih daa, gegege.

Leszek Kolakowski - Freedom, Fame, Lying And Betrayal: Essays On Everyday Life. Hervee delguurt ene nom haragdval yu ch bodolguy shuud hudaldaj avaaray. Punkt. (Yur ni nariindaa bol Kolakowski baigaaguy bol Solidarnosc amjilt olj Communism nurah baisan ni ergelzeetey. Daan ch ene zun nas barahad ni Baabar yadaj gants ug gan hiigeeguy...)

Articles of the Day: The Trials of Tony Judt. Setgel hudulgum niitlel. Tegj baigaad Judt-iin talaar post bichnee. Minii medehiin Eric Hobsbawm-iin hamtaar odoogoor amid baigaa 20-r zuunii Europe-iin hamgiin mundag tuuhch. + Avinash Dixit on Paul Samuelson

Audiobook of the Day: Lolita read by Jeremy Irons

Album of the Day: Man on Wire Soundtrack (barag Essential Michael Nyman geed nerlechihmeer sanagdav, gesnees Man on Wire-iig zaaval, bur zaaval olj uzeerey!)


tsatsrala said...

Tuvshin iin blog.iig buh arhivtai ni haltuurdahgui unshij, sonsoj duusgah yum bol amid yavsnii hereg butdeg baih daa, gagaga.
Umberto Eco iin yariltslaga taalagdav. Man on Wire.g Sundance deer uzej bsn, am angailgaj orhij bilee. Krugman will be checked out of library…

Thanks awfully a lot for sharing valuable information!!