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Amor Mundi 2/7/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the definition of public accommodation when it comes to privacy, explore dark web literature, and much more! Posted on 7 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Thoughtless Purposefulness

The word designating military drones comes from the word for bee. This is true all over the world, in countless languages. Partly because of this linguistic consistency, it is a common misperception that drones take their name from the buzzing sound when unmanned aircraft fill the air. More accurately, however, drones trace their etymological lineage…Read more Thoughtless Purposefulness Posted on 19 April 2013 | 1:09 pm

The Rationality of Breaking the Rules

Controversy is raging around Thomas Friedman’s column today advising the presumptive Secretary of State John Kerry to “break all the rules.” In short, Friedman—known for his faithful belief that technology is making the world flat and changing things for the better—counsels that the U.S. ignore hostile governments and appeal directly to the people. Here’s the…Read more The Rationality of Breaking the Rules Posted on 24 January 2013 | 4:13 pm