Quotes & Links #79

1) nytimes.com: A Hundred Cities Within Seoul
Article is a bit disappointing, but worth reading if you don’t know much about South Korea/Seoul.
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Quotes & Links #70

1) theguardian.com: Georg Baselitz: why art’s great shock merchant has set his sights on opera
I don’t necessarily agree with his view that women can’t paint, but I do wonder where are women the most successful? Literature? Music? Hmm.

2) qz.com: The world’s best airport has a horticulture team, a butterfly garden, and 500,000 plants

The airport features a butterfly garden, an orchid garden with a koi pond, and an “enchanted garden” that combines flowers and soft ferns with sculptures and sparkling lights.

Not surprised to see Seoul being nr. 2. I doubt something like that would be build in Germany, and, while it’s beautiful, it’s also not really necessary and maybe even a waste of money.

3) afinetheorem.wordpress.com: The Economics of John Nash
Probably the best post on Nash’s academic contributions I’ve read so far.
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Quotes & Links #66

1) carnegiecouncil.org: Towards Non-Western Histories in International Relations Textbooks

Most textbooks begin with ancient Greece and Rome, advance through the European Middle Ages, and continue with the Peace of Westphalia and the Enlightenment. Some make passing reference to the wider world during these periods, but never in comparable depth, and only really begin to acknowledge non-Western societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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