Posts tagged 06/01/2011
My Motivations

So, the first reason to start such a blog is to realize that the extent of bias, ideology, and neuroticism in international perception and relations is mind-blowing.   I recently read the articles on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn incident in four French and two American newspapers, and my hair stood up.  The explicit message in the French papers was to turn all the anger on the US justice system.  A clear lack of understanding + hatred of that system was expressed by all but a certain group of Parisien women.  Not only people's own psychology (their biases in finding and assessing information) but also the media (and their problem of using concepts that do not even translate between American and European countries and languages), actually undermine international relations.

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