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Cosmopolitanism: Happy Birthday to Kwame Anthony Appiah

Happy birthday brilliant/handsome/"cosmopolitan"/philosopher/cultural critic Anthony Appiah. — Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) May 10, 2014   Here is Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism in the documentary Examined Life: Be sure to read my earlier post on cosmopolitanism. 🙂

Patriotism? Bah Humbug!

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, I have had doubts about the way in which the lens of nationalism informs my view of the world. While many turned to the flag and the chapel in the aftermath of those attacks, both seemed superficial to me. The loss that day was not an American loss […]