Culture – International Policy Digest User generated news and analysis. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:15:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Use of Symbols in Reclaiming the Hagia Sophia as an Imperial Mosque Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:35:25 +0000

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reconversion of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque was a crass play for support from Muslims but the symbolism will prove successful.]]> 0
Colonized People Forced to Assimilate: On Stolen Land Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:36:40 +0000

Lacking resources, family connections, faith, culture, and education, the history of African Americans is one of having been robbed.]]> 0
New Urbanism is Dead: What Just Killed It? Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:02:40 +0000

RIP New Urbanism.]]> 0
What is at Stake in Ayodhya? Wed, 12 Aug 2020 01:06:14 +0000

Hindu nationalists are celebrating the end of what they consider to be a centuries-long fight, and hailing the beginning of Hindu revival – at the expense of India’s Muslim population. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the ceremonial cornerstone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. This religious and political gesture has been long awaited […]]]> 0
How the Ease of Establishing New Social Norms Creates a New Reality Sat, 18 Jul 2020 05:10:56 +0000

Today, it is easier than ever to establish these norms, utilizing the power of foreign entities and revolutionary tactics. In mid-June, Graphika published new research on the efforts of Russian disinformation campaigns over the past 6 years. According to the report, Russian operatives used online forgeries, fake blog posts, and more than 300 social media […]]]> 0
Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect Thu, 16 Jul 2020 03:57:37 +0000

“Is it blue enough?” he growled in affectionate inquiry, referring to the rib eye steak with pepper sauce. Suitably well, came the reply to Mario Corniola. The dish was a specialty that, till the coronavirus struck, made Il Cantuccio on Melbourne’s Lygon Street the most darling of places, a jewel on a stretch of restaurants […]]]> 0
Conversation with Yukie Kamiya, Director of Japan Society Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:44:28 +0000

Yukie Kamiya, Director of Japan Society New York Gallery since November 2015, is responsible for programming the Society’s exhibitions and visual art projects exploring Japanese art in a global context. Prior to this, Kamiya was Chief Curator of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA) from 2007 to 2015. She began her career […]]]> 0
Value Lives as well as Souls: A Christian Response to COVID-19 Sat, 23 May 2020 22:32:18 +0000

We are living in a historic time. Future generations around the world will look back and remember the 2020 era of COVID-19. The coronavirus death toll is unimaginable in the U.S. and indescribable worldwide. Citizens in the United States are scared, psychologically unprepared, and financially uncomfortable. Regardless of what political affiliation, religion, or anything else […]]]> 0
Why We Need Chivalry Sat, 25 Apr 2020 21:21:27 +0000

Chivalry is dead. Or so the saying goes. Insofar as this is true, it tells the story of the slide of civilization to barbarism, or at least the uncivilized world we see around us. The denigration of chivalry is actually an attack on Western civilization and the notions of justice, selfless service, respect for the […]]]> 0
How COVID-19 Has Been Affecting Japanese Education Fri, 24 Apr 2020 17:56:03 +0000

The coronavirus, first confirmed in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, has been raging around the world. More than 1.8 million people are currently infected with COVID-19 and there have been 197,000 deaths as of April 25. In many countries, self-quarantine has been strongly encouraged and the movement of people has slowed sharply. The economic impact […]]]> 0