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The Invisible Christians of #Kony2012

In the last few days every journalist (or outraged blogger) covering #Kony2012 has been so busy reporting on what the bloggers have been saying and putting together salad after salad…..

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Safari Suits

Hoping to dress people who want to reference themselves as elites who’ve had the leisure to “do good” after having spent as much on their wardrobe as they did on…..

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Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind…..

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Bono knows an immense amount

The Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog” on Friday claimed “… there is no simple answer to whether we should or should not use stars to promote good causes,” especially when it…..

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Blinded by Red Ribbons

And what has Mr. Bono been doing lately? Here he is, frolicking with a gala-flawless red satin ribbon. (Caption:”U2 front man, Bono, middle, poses with fellow band member, The Edge,…..

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Out of Africa Redux

Every Journey Began in Africa. Oh, really? Checking in from that mythical magical place known as “Africa” (or, as Women’s Wear Daily reports, an “arid South African vista”) are Bono…..

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'The Religion of the Contemporary West'

Regis Debray wrote a critique of ‘Human Rights.’ Here’s a summary of Debray’s argument by Jacob Collins in The New Left Review : In the present televisual age, in which social relations…..